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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
September 2013
 

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
8.9
13.6
-4.7
Increasing
47
26.6
55.7
17.7
Employment
3.7
7.5
-3.8
Increasing
43
15.1
73.5
11.4
Part-time employment
3.4
7.1
-3.7
Increasing
8
12.0
79.4
8.6
2.2
1.8
+0.4
Increasing
2
8.6
85.0
6.4
Wages and benefits
14.1
14.6
-0.5
Increasing
52
17.7
78.7
3.6
Input prices
27.4
22.6
+4.8
Increasing
53
29.8
67.8
2.4
Selling prices
5.0
7.2
-2.2
Increasing
34
11.5
82.0
6.5
Capital expenditures
9.8
14.1
-4.3
Increasing
49
18.7
72.4
8.9
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
6.3
11.3
-5.0
Improving
24
18.1
70.1
11.8
General business activity
14.0
16.7
-2.7
Improving
23
23.6
66.7
9.6
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
41.8
39.3
+2.5
Increasing
55
51.2
39.4
9.4
Employment
21.2
25.0
-3.8
Increasing
52
32.3
56.6
11.1
Part-time employment
12.5
10.9
+1.6
Increasing
15
19.8
72.9
7.3
2.7
4.4
-1.7
Increasing
49
11.2
80.3
8.5
Wages and benefits
34.6
39.0
-4.4
Increasing
81
37.9
58.8
3.3
Input prices
47.5
45.5
+2.0
Increasing
81
49.4
48.7
1.9
Selling prices
27.1
24.6
+2.5
Increasing
53
32.9
61.3
5.8
Capital expenditures
24.2
29.3
-5.1
Increasing
54
31.2
61.8
7.0
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
17.4
21.4
-4.0
Improving
25
29.7
58.0
12.3
General business activity
23.5
27.5
-4.0
Improving
24
31.6
60.3
8.1

*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.

September 2013
 

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 Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
16.5
21.1
-4.6
Increasing
3
35.3
45.9
18.8
Employment
6.2
8.5
-2.3
Increasing
26
19.3
67.6
13.1
Part-time employment
-1.8
5.2
-7.0
Decreasing
1
10.7
76.8
12.5
Hours worked
4.7
5.1
-0.4
Increasing
2
14.7
75.3
10.0
Wages and benefits
9.0
14.3
-5.3
Increasing
31
14.9
79.2
5.9
Input prices
18.6
21.8
-3.2
Increasing
51
23.4
71.8
4.8
Selling prices
6.2
14.9
-8.7
Increasing
14
14.5
77.2
8.3
Capital expenditures
-1.7
11.6
-13.3
Decreasing
1
8.6
81.0
10.3
Inventories
10.5
17.2
-6.7
Increasing
16
25.4
59.7
14.9
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
26.0
23.1
+2.9
Increasing
28
40.1
45.8
14.1
Internet sales
-7.0
14.9
-21.9
Decreasing
1
7.0
79.1
14.0
Catalog sales
-5.4
4.9
-10.3
Decreasing
1
2.7
89.2
8.1
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
12.2
22.4
-10.2
Improving
5
24.6
63.0
12.4
General business activity
27.9
19.4
+8.5
Improving
5
32.6
62.7
4.7
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
48.0
57.3
-9.3
Increasing
55
53.5
41.0
5.5
Employment
26.4
33.0
-6.6
Increasing
45
31.7
63.0
5.3
Part-time employment
9.5
14.2
-4.7
Increasing
3
17.1
75.3
7.6
Hours worked
11.5
12.6
-1.1
Increasing
4
21.6
68.3
10.1
Wages and benefits
32.1
38.1
-6.0
Increasing
57
34.3
63.5
2.2
Input prices
34.5
38.0
-3.5
Increasing
53
34.5
65.5
0.0
Selling prices
38.2
39.7
-1.5
Increasing
53
40.0
58.2
1.8
Capital expenditures
21.9
24.1
-2.2
Increasing
30
25.5
70.9
3.6
Inventories
32.8
26.4
+6.4
Increasing
46
39.2
54.4
6.4
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
42.6
54.6
-12.0
Increasing
54
47.3
47.9
4.7
Internet sales
10.2
27.9
-17.7
Increasing
54
17.9
74.4
7.7
Catalog sales
1.7
7.9
-6.2
Increasing
16
9.1
83.5
7.4
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Sep
Index
Aug
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
32.3
38.0
-5.7
Improving
53
36.8
58.7
4.5
General business activity
36.9
37.6
-0.7
Improving
24
39.4
58.1
2.5

*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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