Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 10/22/21

Labor market

Kare 11: Retailers ramp up hiring for the holiday shopping season

KEYC: Childcare shortage impacts southern Minnesota families, economy

Bemidji Pioneer: Minimum wage set to increase 2.5% as labor shortages continue

Business Insider: Schools in Minnesota ask parents to volunteer for lunch shifts because of a labor shortage ‘crisis’ in cafeterias

Star Tribune: Anoka chamber first to get state job-training grant to help employers find workers

MPR News: Minnesota’s unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent; wages rising

WCCO: Minnesotans Return To Work As State Unemployment Rates Drop

Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota’s unemployment rate falls to 3.7%

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: More Minnesotans went to work in September

WDIO: Twin Ports continue to lead most Minnesota metro areas in job growth

Pioneer Press: Minnesota adds 17,100 jobs in September; jobless rate falls to 3.7 percent

Economic development

Grand Forks Herald: Minnesota launches new grant program

Albert Lea Tribune: My Point of View: Albert Lea has a bright future — it just needs more workers


Star Tribune: Retail organizations, St. Paul businesses speak out against proposed tobacco ordinance

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News Tribune: Duluth mayor proposes plan to divvy up tourism tax proceeds