Bill Catlin Feature Archive

Minnesota's employers added 8,400 jobs in May, and the state's jobless rate held steady at 5.3 percent. And the tally for April improved a bit. (06/20/2013)
Minnesota's jobless rate fell to 5.3 percent last month even as employers trimmed payrolls by 11,400 jobs last month. (05/16/2013)
Actual pricing data for the cost for health treatment charged by hospitals is now available online. (05/08/2013)
Minnesota's per capita personal income, a broad measure of prosperity, rose 3.7 percent (not adjusted for inflation) from 2011 to 2012, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. That's a faster pace than the U.S. total, which rose 2.7 percent. (04/01/2013)
A gauge of Minnesota's manufacturing sector is showing strength.The state's Business Conditions Index rose slightly in March. (04/01/2013)
Minnesota's economy added 14,500 jobs last month, and January's tally was revised upward by another 1,400 jobs. (03/21/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing Minnesotans pay a lower overall sales tax rate but that it should be applied to more goods and services, including clothes over $100. Here's a closer look at what purchases would be subject to the sales tax under the governor's plan. (01/22/2013)
In the crucial holiday shopping season retailers added 3,900 jobs but the construction industry eliminated 3,500 jobs. (01/17/2013)
Best Buy this morning reported a decline in same-store sales over the crucial holiday shopping season and said the company would generate less cash than officials had forecast in November. (01/11/2013)
The Department of Employment and Economic Development also revised October's decline in employment from 8,100 jobs lost to a smaller 4,800 jobs lost. (12/20/2012)
Minnesota's jobless rate held steady last month at 5.8 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. (11/15/2012)
MoneyGram International, the money transfer operation once based in the Twin Cities, has agreed to surrender $100 million and admit to criminally assisting wire fraud. (11/10/2012)
The Minnesota House sponsor of the failed marriage amendment proposal said the campaign against the measure was "wrong-minded" and erroneously implied supporters were motivated by bigotry. (11/09/2012)
Minnesota employers added 5,900 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate fell one tenth of a percentage point to 5.8 percent. (10/18/2012)
The home construction industry is seeing persuasive indications of a rebound in Minneapolis/St. Paul, according to numbers compiled for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. (07/26/2012)