Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 4/1/22

Labor market

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: State hits lowest unemployment rate in 20 years as more Minnesotans go back to work

MPR News: Unemployment rate falls, labor market tightens

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota reports lowest unemployment since 1999

KELO: Minnesota unemployment falls to lowest level in 20+ years as more people return to work

KSTP: Minnesota unemployment rate drops to 2.7%, lowest since 1999

KNSI: MN DEED: More Workers Added in the St. Cloud Area

Willmar Radio: Minnesota unemployment rate at it’s lowest point since 1999

Marshall Independent: Legislation proposed for SW MN workforce development

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Despite overall gains, more Black Minnesotans were unemployed in February

KIMT 3: Employed workers in Olmsted County reaches a record high

KBJR 6: Local manufacturers gather at Lake Superior College to address labor issues

Economic growth

Star Tribune: More food manufacturing could unlock billions for Minnesota economy

KSTP: Frey, work group present recommendations for economic recovery in Minneapolis

Minn Post: More dough: Twin Cities pizza prices are taking a bigger slice out of your wallet

Star Tribune: Minnesota economy in 2021 beat pre-pandemic level even with fewer people working

KEYC: Agricultural economy booming across southern Minnesota

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News Tribune: Local View: Renew tax credits that are saving Minnesota’s history

KTTC: Skyrocketing property values in Minnesota leading to big changes in tax rates, housing markets

Willmar Radio: WalletHub report shows Minnesota with 5th highest tax burden in U.S.

Rochester Post Bulletin: If your new property assessment increased, you are not alone

KIMT 3: Emergency SNAP benefits for Iowa and Minnesota set to expire in April

The Center Square: Minnesota governor proposes using budget surplus for stimulus checks for taxpayers

The Timberjay: County property valuations take big jump in seller’s market

Star Tribune: A year later, Minnesota still has billions in federal pandemic relief dollars to spend

Fox 9: Minnesota considers $4.5 million for ad campaign to lure out-of-state workers

KTOE: Minnesota Considering Ad Campaign Costing Millions