Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 7/21/23

State and local taxes and spending

KROC: Minnesota Fiscal Year Revenues Beat Forecast by a Half Billion $ 

KSTP: St. Paul voters to mull property, sales tax increases over next 2 years

Star Tribune: St. Paul City Council sends two tax referendums to voters

Labor market

Brainerd Dispatch: Area jobless rates as of May confirm tight labor market

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Survey: MN business services firms don’t expect ease in workforce shortage

Duluth News Tribune: Local View: Job-listing missteps more dire with workforce paradigm shift

Mankato Free Press: Minnesota business shows optimism for jobs, hiring

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota’s Labor Force Grew as Jobs Declined in June

Fox 21: Minnesota Labor Force Growth Adds 9K New Workers In June

Pioneer Press: Minnesota sees net 4,300 job loss in June, unemployment at 2.9% 

Fox 9: Minnesota labor force growth adds 9K new workers in June 


Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: State loses jobs in June, but labor market grows

Brainerd Dispatch: Minnesota workforce participation inches past 68%

KNSI: Labor Force Continues to Expand but Business Cut Jobs in June

KEYC: Mankato leads Minnesota to higher job growth

Star Tribune: Teen employment hovers near decades long high amid tight Minnesota labor market

Minn Post: Minnesota unemployment rate steady in June as labor force grows for fourth month in a row

Economic growth

WCCO: Minnesota ranks 5th among nation’s most “recession-proof” states

Minn Post: How deeply will Minnesotans feel the impact of federal pandemic programs ending?

Economic development

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s future: Mining is not a winning economic equation for the state

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s future: State’s permitting process hinders clean-energy growth

Star Tribune: Iron Range official takes new approach to area’s population decline