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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
November 2012
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
11.1
13.5
-2.4
Increasing
37
31.9
47.3
20.8
Employment
8.2
7.5
+0.7
Increasing
33
19.6
69.0
11.4
Part-time employment
4.2
4.4
-0.2
Increasing
15
11.4
81.4
7.2
0.7
4.3
-3.6
Increasing
21
8.0
84.7
7.3
Wages and benefits
10.1
14.5
-4.4
Increasing
40
16.7
76.7
6.6
Input prices
28.4
31.7
-3.3
Increasing
43
30.2
68.0
1.8
Selling prices
6.0
8.3
-2.3
Increasing
23
13.2
79.6
7.2
Capital expenditures
6.9
13.4
-6.5
Increasing
39
17.7
71.6
10.8
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
5.8
7.2
-1.4
Improving
15
21.6
62.6
15.8
General business activity
7.1
9.3
-2.2
Improving
13
22.3
62.5
15.2
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
28.4
36.7
-8.3
Increasing
45
47.3
33.8
18.9
Employment
21.6
21.9
-0.3
Increasing
44
35.8
50.0
14.2
Part-time employment
8.0
10.3
-2.3
Increasing
5
17.1
73.8
9.1
1.0
8.0
-7.0
Increasing
39
10.1
80.8
9.1
Wages and benefits
33.3
40.4
-7.1
Increasing
71
40.2
52.9
6.9
Input prices
48.7
54.3
-5.6
Increasing
71
53.2
42.3
4.5
Selling prices
24.0
26.9
-2.9
Increasing
40
34.2
55.6
10.2
Capital expenditures
17.1
23.5
-6.4
Increasing
44
30.7
55.8
13.6
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
1.4
13.0
-11.6
Improving
15
27.3
46.9
25.9
General business activity
6.9
13.2
-6.3
Improving
14
26.9
53.1
20.0

*Indicator direction refers to this month's index. If index is positive (negative), indicator is increasing (decreasing) or improving (worsening). If zero, indicator is unchanged.
**Number of months moving in current direction.
Data have been seasonally adjusted as necessary.

November 2012
 

Click on links in the table for greater details. Historical data are available from January 2007 to the most current release month.

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
6.8
11.3
-4.5
Increasing
4
32.1
42.5
25.3
Employment
6.7
3.5
+3.2
Increasing
16
14.3
78.1
7.6
Part-time employment
1.5
-2.9
+4.4
Increasing
1
9.2
83.1
7.7
Hours worked
0.7
4.4
-3.7
Increasing
5
11.9
76.9
11.2
Wages and benefits
8.6
5.7
+2.9
Increasing
27
14.8
79.0
6.2
Input prices
25.5
16.8
+8.7
Increasing
28
29.7
66.1
4.2
Selling prices
20.2
6.2
+14.0
Increasing
4
24.6
71.0
4.4
Capital expenditures
-1.5
12.8
-14.3
Decreasing
1
13.0
72.5
14.5
Inventories
14.7
18.6
-3.9
Increasing
17
31.4
51.9
16.7
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
10.5
13.8
-3.3
Increasing
18
32.8
44.9
22.3
Internet sales
8.4
8.0
+0.4
Increasing
4
16.7
75.0
8.3
Catalog sales
-10.9
-2.3
-8.6
Decreasing
2
4.3
80.4
15.2
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
3.2
8.5
-5.3
Improving
4
23.7
55.8
20.5
General business activity
7.8
13.2
-5.4
Improving
4
28.7
50.4
20.9
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
42.1
45.3
-3.2
Increasing
45
54.3
33.5
12.2
Employment
18.8
21.6
-2.8
Increasing
35
31.3
56.3
12.5
Part-time employment
-1.5
2.8
-4.3
Decreasing
1
8.3
81.9
9.8
Hours worked
8.4
5.8
+2.6
Increasing
38
17.3
73.8
8.9
Wages and benefits
29.7
33.2
-3.5
Increasing
47
38.4
52.9
8.7
Input prices
52.3
40.0
+12.3
Increasing
43
56.9
38.5
4.6
Selling prices
38.5
32.3
+6.2
Increasing
43
46.2
46.2
7.7
Capital expenditures
13.8
8.1
+5.7
Increasing
20
29.2
55.4
15.4
Inventories
13.1
19.4
-6.3
Increasing
36
29.6
53.9
16.5
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
42.1
39.5
+2.6
Increasing
44
52.4
37.3
10.3
Internet sales
31.1
21.8
+9.3
Increasing
44
33.3
64.4
2.2
Catalog sales
13.9
20.0
-6.1
Increasing
2
18.6
76.7
4.7
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
12.9
24.3
-11.4
Improving
43
31.6
49.6
18.7
General business activity
10.2
22.0
-11.8
Improving
14
29.4
51.4
19.2

*Indicator direction refers to this month's index. If index is positive (negative), indicator is increasing (decreasing) or improving (worsening). If zero, indicator is unchanged.
**Number of months moving in current direction.
Data have been seasonally adjusted as necessary.

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