Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 11/17/23

State and local taxes and spending

Brainerd Dispatch: Beltrami County passes local sales tax to fund new jail by huge margin

Pioneer Press: Progressives continue notching victories in St. Paul with candidates, sales tax question winning on ballot

Duluth News Tribune: Local View: Already, Minnesota’s paid-leave program needs fixing

WJON: Minnesota revenues continue to surpass budget forecast

Spokesman-Recorder: Voters agree to higher taxes

Labor market

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota trucking industry battling aging workforce

Star Tribune: Cannabis legalization giving Minnesota manufacturers anxiety, survey shows

MPR News: ‘Desperately short-handed’ Minnesota businesses curtail offerings, cut hours to get by

WCCO: Minnesota reached record 3 million jobs in October

Star Tribune: More than 3 million Minnesotans worked in October, the highest total ever recorded

KROC: Minnesota jobs total surpasses 3 million for the first time

Finance & Commerce: Total jobs surpass 3 million in Minnesota

KTTC: Record number of jobs reported in Minnesota

Pioneer Press: Minnesota adds 7,000 jobs in October; unemployment at 3.2%

KSTP: Minnesota surpasses 3 million jobs, highest on record, DEED reports

KNSI: Minnesota Celebrates Record Number of Jobs

Brainerd Dispatch: Minnesota posts third straight month of job growth; number of jobs reaches record high

Economic growth

Brownfield Ag News: Minnesota farmer anticipates tighter margins in 2024