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

State and local taxes and spending

Minnesota News Network: Gov Walz in Rochester: tax check proposal not a “gimmick, ” says “call them what you want to”

Star Tribune: Divided Minnesota Legislature will return with much undone

Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s View: Give surplus back to overtaxed Minnesotans

Rochester Post Bulletin: Letter: This should be a chance for tax reform

KELO: Minnesota Legislature battles over surplus

Star Tribune: Bonding bill tops to-do list as Legislature returns from break with much business left

Duluth News Tribune: ‘Absolutely ridiculous’: Walz presses Minnesota lawmakers reach deal, end payroll tax hike

KNSI: Walz Blasts Legislature Over Unemployment Insurance Dispute

MPR News: Looming deadline puts focus back on unemployment fund

WCCO: Walz Blasts Lawmakers Over Unemployment Insurance Dispute

Fox 9: Minnesota businesses wait to pay tax hike as deadline looms

Finance & Commerce: Walz critical of unemployment tax debate

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota House speaker ‘optimistic’ about negotiations on payroll tax, front-line worker pay

The Center Square: Minnesota House DFL committee resolution would add $1.2 billion to general fund budget


The Center Square: Minnesota officials respond to Biden announcement E15 will be available this summer

Star Tribune: Year-round E15 access must be permanent

Labor market

Pioneer Press: Minnesota gains 11,500 jobs in March, unemployment down to 2.5%

WCCO: Minnesota’s Job Market Is Getting Stronger, But Not For Everyone

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Unemployment Rate Drops to Historic Low

KEYC: Minnesota unemployment rate falls to 2.5% in March

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minnesota’s March unemployment rate falls to 1999 levels

Mankato Free Press: Local job numbers up

Star Tribune: Minnesota unemployment rate at lowest level since 1999 after 6 months of gains

Kare 11: Minnesota job participation on the rise for the sixth month in a row

CBS 3: Minnesota unemployment rate falls to 2.5% in March

Finance & Commerce: Minnesota employers go on March hiring spree

WDIO: 11K jobs gained in Minnesota in March

KNSI: Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Tied for Lowest on Record

KPVI: Minnesota unemployment rate in March reached lowest level ever recorded

Grand Forks Herald: ‘It’s an employee’s buffet:’ Minnesota organization connects businesses with qualified jobseekers

KROC: Another Record Month For Total Employment in Rochester Area

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: As salary offers soar, here’s how much wages are rising in the Twin Cities

The Timberjay: State notches sixth straight month of job growth

Star Tribune: Minnesota could expand support for immigrant workers, business owners

Star Tribune: Why is Minnesota a national leader in its share of women who work?

Economic growth

Grand Forks Herald: In northwest Minnesota, lack of child care spots a barrier to already strained workforce

Brainerd Dispatch: Resort and campground sector doing well in economic recovery, others continue to face challenges

KPVI: ALEC report: Minnesota is 5th least economically competitive state