Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 7/29/22

Labor market

CBS News: Minnesota unemployment rate hits a record low of 1.8% in June

Axios: Minnesota unemployment rate drops to historic low

KIMT 3: Minnesota’s unemployment rate hit another record low last month

KSTP: Minnesota unemployment sinks to all-time low, disparities remain

Pioneer Press: MN unemployment breaks record low 1.8 percent. Here are 4 takeaways

KNSI: Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 1.8%

KFGO: Minnesota sets record for low unemployment rate

Willmar Radio: Minnesota Sets Record For Low Unemployment Rate

Rochester Post Bulletin: Minnesota celebrates, confronts ‘bafflingly low’ unemployment rate

Wahepton Daily News: Minnesota unemployment rate reaches new low in June

Star Tribune: Minnesota retirees cutting back, taking part-time jobs to beat inflation

MPR News: Amid record low unemployment, Minnesota officials highlight underutilized labor pools

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s jobless rate is the lowest any state has ever had

KSTP: Record-low unemployment, growing number of jobs leaves employers short-staffed

New Ulm Journal: State unemployment dips to another all-time low

KEYC: Mankato leads state in employment growth

Fox 9: Minnesota owns the lowest unemployment rate of any state — ever

Star Tribune: Jobs, unemployment up in Rochester as more seek work

Economic development

Pioneer Press: Line 3 pipeline replacement generated billions in economic impact, study finds

Duluth News Tribune: Our View: In economic impact, Line 3 crushed all projections

Star Tribune: Gov. Tim Walz promotes plan to expand Minnesota’s economy over the next decade

The Center Square: Gov. Walz unveils 10-year economic plan

Valley News Live: MN Gov. Walz outlines 10 year economic plan

Duluth News Tribune: Child care, housing, broadband access: Walz administration outlines sweeping plan to grow Minnesota’s economy

Pioneer Press: Walz unveils blue-ribbon panel’s recommendations for advancing Minnesota’s economy

CBS News: “Equitable, inclusive, and sustainable”: Gov. Walz announces economic expansion plan

Fox 9: Minnesota business leaders brainstorm ways to grow economy

WZFG: Walz proposing policy changes, investments to expand Minnesota economy

State and local taxes and spending

Star Tribune: Minneapolis Park Board proposes $79 million tax levy

Pioneer Press: Tim Walz repeats call for special session to approve tax rebate. Republicans repeat opposition

Economic growth

Fox 9: How would Minnesota fare if the country goes into a recession?

Star Tribune: On a day when recession is debated across U.S., Minnesota’s economy also sends mixed signals


Marshall Independent: State of Ag in SW Minn.: ‘It’s been a crazy last 18 months’