Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 9/3/21

Labor market

The Globe: Southwest Minnesota sees labor shortage, including Nobles County

KRFO: Rochester area jobless rate returns to pre-pandemic levels

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Economic recovery yielding positive trends for Minnesota’s Black workers

St. Cloud Times: Jobs gap isn’t new, but Central Minnesota is working to address it

KAAL TV: DEED predicts more workers will enter MN workforce this fall

KIMT 3: Olmsted County’s jobless rate begins to rebound

Marshall Independent: Filling the worker void

Hastings Star Gazette: Workforce Development Month comes at a critical time as many employers have worker shortages and many workers are faced with career path changes

State and local taxes and spending

Star Tribune: More Minnesota suburbs will ask voters to impose local sales tax

Mankato Free Press: Mankato city taxes projected to rise for homeowners in 2022

Bemidji Pioneer: Minnesota doles out $47 million in rent relief

Detroit Lakes Online: Mahube-Otwa aims to curb poverty and homelessness in with recent grant funding

The Globe: State to offer child care grants to communities

Economic growth

KRFO: Minnesota Nearly Cracks Top 15 Ranking of Hardest Workings States

KLIN: Mid-America Manufacturers Report Supply Chain Challenges

KTTC: Commissioner Discusses Economic Recovery in Minnesota

Economic development

Minnesota Reformer: Iron Range labor’s maturity, and decline