Adam Belz

Business reporter | Economy
Phone: 612-673-4405
Adam covers the economy for the Star Tribune and maintains a blog called 3D Economics. He wrote for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Des Moines Register in Iowa before moving to Minnesota in June 2012.

Recent content from Adam Belz

Cleaning company signs agreement with janitors, SEIU

An Ohio company signed an agreement with the union that is trying to organize janitors.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Minnesota's birthrate continues to decline

A five-year dearth of babies, also reflected in national numbers released this past week, is likely the result of continued economic uncertainty and cultural assimilation by minority groups, which saw their fertility rates fall surprisingly fast in the past four years.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 12:01 PM

Airport workers briefly shut down access to MSP during protest

Workers protesting wages at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport briefly shut down access to Terminal 1 on Friday afternoon. The group of about 100 people, representing several local labor organizations, blocked the road to the departure access road, causing traffic to back up for about 20 minutes.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 03:22 PM

Unemployment for Minnesota's black workers has been halved since 2011

The unemployment rate among blacks has been cut in half since 2011 and is now even a little lower than pre-recession levels. Estimates of black unemployment fell from 15 percent in October 2013 to 10.8 percent last month, according to census data.

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 03:35 PM

First Avenue's 'caser' opens up

In downtown Minneapolis, First Avenue’s ‘caser’ makes the rounds during shows, keeping viewers, and bands, happy.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Unions plan Black Friday strike to kick off series of protests

Janitors seek higher wages and benefits, while other workers plan to promote their causes.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 08:54 AM

U.S. Bank to add 2,000 workers in 2015

CEO Richard Davis says the economy is getting stronger and business should grow.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 07:00 AM

Minnesota adds 9,500 jobs in Oct.; jobless rate falls to 3.9%

Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest level since June 2006.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 11:27 PM

Census Bureau wants to stop collecting marriage, divorce data

Demographers say the Census Bureau’s proposal would deprive the U.S. of important economic data.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 12:53 PM

Legal shift could alter franchise model

Under a new interpretation, unions could target parent companies with unfair labor practice claims and organizing efforts.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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