Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 9/25/20

Labor market

Pioneer Press: Extra $300 unemployment benefits end after 6 weeks; Minnesota jobless rate falls to 7.4 percent

Star TribuneMinnesota hits end of $300 weekly jobless bonus; jobs recovery sped up last month

KEYCMinnesota job numbers slowly rebounding

Grand Forks HeraldMinnesota’s unemployment rate falls to 7.4%

Finance & CommerceState adds 40,500 jobs in August

Mille Lacs MessengerMinnesota’s unemployment rate falls

The JournalDEED analyst paints bright jobs picture

Economic development

Duluth News TribuneLocal View: Minnesota mining, manufacturing leading a great American comeback

Duluth News TribuneLocal View: Support plan to streamline projects, still protect the environment

Bemidji PioneerAn economic year in review: Greater Bemidji updates city on business development, COVID response

Duluth News TribuneLocal View: Support for Line 3 shows support, too, for jobs, families

Duluth News TribuneLocal View: Walz should support Minnesota’s energy future, not block it

Economic growth

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalWith restaurants teetering, trade group urges Walz to dial back capacity restrictions

Rochester Post BulletinBusinesses are trying to survive today and look to the future

KDHL: Minnesota summer economy outperformed projections

Duluth News TribuneTribes dealt severe economic blow as pandemic squeezes casino revenues

Finance & CommerceService firms see difficult year ahead

State and local taxes and spending

Duluth News TribuneSt. Louis County’s proposed levy a story of growth, less tax impact

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