Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 11/24/23

State and local taxes and spending

KFGO: Preliminary numbers show an average of a 7.3% property tax increase in Minnesota next year

Wadena Pioneer Journal: County board receives update on potential property tax levy decrease

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s new paid leave director faces his first challenge — rising costs for the program

Labor market

Detroit Lakes Online: Job numbers hit record high in Minnesota: County unemployment rate at 2% in Becker, 2.3% in Otter Tail

Voice of Alexandria: Unemployment in Minnesota increases slightly, state reaches new record for jobs

Faribault Daily News: Where are the workers? Local business community continues to seek labor

Grand Rapids Herald Review: Minnesota posts third straight month of job growth

Minnesota Reformer: Retailers pare back their seasonal hiring to prepare for ho-hum holidays

Economic growth

MPR News: How much are you spending on Thanksgiving dinner? This year’s prices are breaking records