Research & Data

Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Part-Time Employment Index

August 2012

Part-Time Employment—Index

Aug 11
Sep 11
Oct 11
Nov 11
Dec 11
Jan 12
Feb 12
Mar 12
Apr 12
May 12
Jun 12
Jul 12
Aug 12
Current Part-Time Employment
-5.1
-1.6
-1.6
-6.2
1.6
-4.7
3.3
4.6
4.8
13.1
4.9
3.4
4.7
Future Part-Time Employment, seasonally adjusted (six months from report period)
-0.6
-13.3
17.4
5.8
9.3
6.0
8.3
6.0
9.3
8.9
4.8
9.3
7.8

Part-Time Employment—Composition of Responses

 
Aug 11
Sep 11
Oct 11
Nov 11
Dec 11
Jan 12
Feb 12
Mar 12
Apr 12
May 12
Jun 12
Jul 12
Aug 12
Current Part-Time Employment
% Increase
8.5
8.1
8.1
6.3
9.7
1.6
11.5
9.1
12.7
16.4
8.1
6.7
14.1
% No Change
78.0
82.3
82.3
81.3
82.3
92.1
80.3
86.4
79.4
80.3
88.7
90.0
76.6
% Decrease
13.6
9.7
9.7
12.5
8.1
6.3
8.2
4.5
7.9
3.3
3.2
3.3
9.4
 
Aug 11
Sep 11
Oct 11
Nov 11
Dec 11
Jan 12
Feb 12
Mar 12
Apr 12
May 12
Jun 12
Jul 12
Aug 12
Future Part-Time Employment, seasonally adjusted (six months from report period)
% Increase
12.5
3.3
22.8
11.9
12.6
9.7
11.3
9.9
17.3
17.0
12.9
16.3
14.1
% No Change
74.5
80.1
71.8
82.1
84.1
86.6
85.7
86.2
74.7
74.9
79.0
76.7
79.6
% Decrease
13.1
16.6
5.4
6.1
3.3
3.7
3.0
3.9
8.0
8.1
8.1
7.0
6.3

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.

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