Research & Data

Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Company Outlook Index

November 2011

Company Outlook—Index

Nov 10
Dec 10
Jan 11
Feb 11
Mar 11
Apr 11
May 11
Jun 11
Jul 11
Aug 11
Sep 11
Oct 11
Nov 11
Current Company Outlook, seasonally adjusted
16.5
16.5
12.1
13.6
15.3
7.8
1.7
-5.9
1.7
-4.5
-0.4
5.7
10.3
Future Company Outlook, seasonally adjusted (six months from report period)
33.9
32.5
31.3
29.2
23.0
19.0
8.3
6.5
15.0
-1.7
6.5
16.9
19.9

Company Outlook—Composition of Responses

 
Nov 10
Dec 10
Jan 11
Feb 11
Mar 11
Apr 11
May 11
Jun 11
Jul 11
Aug 11
Sep 11
Oct 11
Nov 11
Current Company Outlook, seasonally adjusted
% Improved
26.8
26.2
25.9
25.4
27.7
22.9
20.4
15.5
20.9
18.2
17.3
18.6
21.1
% No Change
62.9
64.1
60.3
62.8
60.0
62.0
61.0
63.2
59.9
59.1
65.0
68.5
68.1
% Worsened
10.3
9.7
13.8
11.8
12.4
15.1
18.7
21.4
19.2
22.7
17.7
12.9
10.8
 
Nov 10
Dec 10
Jan 11
Feb 11
Mar 11
Apr 11
May 11
Jun 11
Jul 11
Aug 11
Sep 11
Oct 11
Nov 11
Future Company Outlook, seasonally adjusted (six months from report period)
% Improved
44.5
42.5
41.9
40.5
35.0
33.0
27.2
26.2
32.6
21.0
27.4
28.7
29.9
% No Change
44.9
47.4
47.4
48.1
53.0
53.0
54.0
54.1
49.9
56.3
51.7
59.5
60.1
% Worsened
10.6
10.0
10.6
11.3
12.0
14.0
18.9
19.7
17.6
22.7
20.9
11.8
10.0

NOTE: Survey responses are used to calculate an index for each indicator. Each index is calculated by subtracting the percentage of respondents reporting a decrease from the percentage reporting an increase. When the share of firms reporting an increase exceeds the share of firms reporting a decrease, the index will be greater than zero, suggesting the indicator has increased over the prior month. If the share of firms reporting a decrease exceeds the share reporting an increase, the index will be below zero, suggesting the indicator has decreased over the prior month. An index will be zero when the number of firms reporting an increase is equal to the number of firms reporting a decrease. Items may not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.

Questions regarding the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey can be addressed to Amy Jordan at amy.jordan@dal.frb.org.

Sign up for our free email alert to be automatically notified as soon as the latest Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey is released on the web.

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Seal
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

2200 N. Pearl St., Dallas, Texas 75201 | 214.922.6000 or 800.333.4460
Disclaimer / Privacy Policy

Federal Reserve Centennial