Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 8/27/21

Economic growth

St. Peter Herald: Minnesota’s clean-energy jobs rebound from COVID punch

WIZM: Some rural bankers worried drought will threaten operations, including in Minnesota

Bemidji Pioneer: Other View: Federal infrastructure bill could be a boon for Minnesota metals mining

Business Record: Access to human capital may be factor in Winnebago HQ move; taxes, not so much

Labor market

KNSI: Minnesota Has Best Unemployment Figures Since March

KELO: Minnesota employment numbers improve

KROC: July jobs growth in Minnesota was strong

MPR News: Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari on the labor market

KAAL: Minnesota minimum wage to increase in 2022

KROC: Minnesota Minimum Wager Earners Will Get a 2.5% Raise Next Year

Twin Cities Business: Minnesota Added 14,500 Jobs in July

Southern Minnesota News: Minnesota Unemployment Rate Down, Largest Employment Gains Since March

KELO: Minnesota’s enhanced unemployment benefits ending soon

Bemidji Pioneer: Beltrami County unemployment rates show post-pandemic economic recovery is in sight

KSTP: Minneapolis Fed looks at what worked — and didn’t work — with unemployment benefits during pandemic

Star Tribune: In St. Cloud and Duluth, unemployment drops but labor force stays stagnant

KSTP: Now hiring: Minnesota businesses looking for employees as school starts up again