Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 11/5/21

State and local taxes and spending

Star Tribune: White House promises array of benefits for Minnesota in latest Build Back Better framework

Labor market

Star Tribune: Job vacancies in Minnesota soared to a record high this spring

KELO: Minnesota reports record number of job openings in last quarter

Southernminn.com: Record job vacancies top 205,000 in Q2, but worker shortage continues

Mankato Free Press: Wages jump by the most on records dating back 20 years

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota job vacancies hit record high in second quarter

KROC: Job Openings in Minnesota Hit Record High This Summer

Grand Forks Herald: Minnesota job vacancies climb to record high

Wahepton Daily News: Minnesota unemployment falls, workforce participation rises

Star Tribune: Minnesota employers scramble in response to federal vaccine rules

Bemidji Pioneer: Some worry about staff shortages as Minnesota prepares for federal vaccine mandate

Economic growth

WOWT: Midwest survey; employment jumps but economy confidence low

Mankato Free Press: Midwest Economy: October state-by-state glance

MPR News: Inflation climbs and Minnesota consumers notice

Star Tribune: Despite high farm profits, producers increasingly pessimistic as costs climb