Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 8/17/18

State and local taxes

Grand Forks HeraldBecause of lower taxes, Minnesota Power customers to get modest refund

Labor market

Pioneer PressReal World Economics: Trends old and new shape tight labor market

Pioneer PressMinnesota gains 11,200 jobs in July. Here is who is hiring

Star Tribune: Minnesota adds 11,200 jobs in July; unemployment falls sharply for blacks, teens

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota gains 11,200 jobs in July, unemployment drops to 3%; here’s who’s hiring & firing

KROC: Minnesota has added over 30,000 jobs in 3 months

Finance & CommerceMinnesota employers step up hiring in July

WCCOMinnesota July Unemployment Rate: Lowest Since 2000

Business NorthMinnesota’s jobless rate hits 18-year low

Southern Minnesota TodayEmployment Soars in Greater Mankato with Thousands More Jobs

Mankato Free PressMankato-North Mankato area shows July job growth


Rochester Post BulletinTariffs can do real damage to Minnesota

Federal taxes

Finance & CommerceMN small businesses unsure about tax cuts


Waseca County NewsFarmers’ moods defined by uncertainty, anxiety

Economic growth

Rochester Post BulletinWeak economic growth likely in rural parts of 10 states

John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.