Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 8/4/23

Labor market

KROX: Minnesota labor force grows for four straight months

KRWC: Wright County Unemployment Up in June, New High for Available Labor Force in Nearly Three Years

KPVI: Metros in Minnesota where jobs are growing fastest

Star Tribune: Older workers face hurdles in job searches even with historically low unemployment

State and local taxes and spending

Rochester Post Bulletin: Voters to decide on $10 million a year request from Rochester Public Schools

KROC: Rochester School Board Vote Expected Tonight on Levy Referendum

Rochester Post Bulletin: Olmsted County property tax levy increase remains uncertain

Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota Chamber President’s View: Unbridled spending won’t result in another ‘Minnesota miracle’

Fox 9: Minnesota’s bond rating remains at AAA

KDUZ: Gov Walz announces MN has maintained AAA bond ratings

KEYC: Minnesota maintains AAA bond ratings from credit rating agencies


Fox Business: Minneapolis Uber, Lyft drivers want minimum wage, companies say it could be worse for riders

MPR News: Uber and Lyft drivers demand better benefits from local leaders