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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
5.3
8.9
-3.6
Increasing
48
25.9
53.5
20.6
Employment
5.5
3.7
+1.8
Increasing
44
16.7
72.1
11.2
Part-time employment
0.0
3.4
-3.4
Unchanged
1
7.1
85.8
7.1
-2.3
2.2
-4.5
Decreasing
1
6.6
84.5
8.9
Wages and benefits
8.7
14.1
-5.4
Increasing
53
14.2
80.3
5.5
Input prices
28.6
27.4
+1.2
Increasing
54
29.3
70.0
0.7
Selling prices
7.4
5.0
+2.4
Increasing
35
12.4
82.6
5.0
Capital expenditures
8.2
9.8
-1.6
Increasing
50
18.4
71.4
10.2
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
4.9
6.3
-1.4
Improving
25
17.0
70.9
12.1
General business activity
6.4
14.0
-7.6
Improving
24
19.9
66.6
13.5
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
39.5
41.8
-2.3
Increasing
56
52.6
34.3
13.1
Employment
25.1
21.2
+3.9
Increasing
53
34.9
55.2
9.8
Part-time employment
9.2
12.5
-3.3
Increasing
16
15.5
78.2
6.3
-2.5
2.7
-5.2
Decreasing
1
5.3
86.9
7.8
Wages and benefits
34.4
34.6
-0.2
Increasing
82
37.2
60.0
2.8
Input prices
46.2
47.5
-1.3
Increasing
82
48.7
48.8
2.5
Selling prices
25.7
27.1
-1.4
Increasing
54
33.1
59.5
7.4
Capital expenditures
24.6
24.2
+0.4
Increasing
55
31.6
61.4
7.0
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
20.5
17.4
+3.1
Improving
26
30.1
60.3
9.6
General business activity
14.5
23.5
-9.0
Improving
25
26.4
61.7
11.9

*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.

October 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 Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
7.9
16.5
-8.6
Increasing
4
29.9
48.0
22.0
Employment
6.2
6.2
0.0
Increasing
27
15.4
75.4
9.2
Part-time employment
-3.9
-1.8
-2.1
Decreasing
2
5.9
84.3
9.8
Hours worked
-1.8
4.7
-6.5
Decreasing
1
7.4
83.4
9.2
Wages and benefits
5.9
9.0
-3.1
Increasing
32
12.7
80.5
6.8
Input prices
20.1
18.6
+1.5
Increasing
52
23.6
72.9
3.5
Selling prices
16.8
6.2
+10.6
Increasing
15
18.3
80.2
1.5
Capital expenditures
-3.8
-1.7
-2.1
Decreasing
2
7.7
80.8
11.5
Inventories
4.9
10.5
-5.6
Increasing
17
20.5
63.9
15.6
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
6.1
26.0
-19.9
Increasing
29
28.3
49.4
22.2
Internet sales
0.0
-7.0
+7.0
No Change
1
10.5
78.9
10.5
Catalog sales
-8.5
-5.4
-3.1
Decreasing
2
2.9
85.7
11.4
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
13.3
12.2
+1.1
Improving
6
23.1
67.1
9.8
General business activity
16.9
27.9
-11.0
Improving
6
25.7
65.5
8.8
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
45.8
48.0
-2.2
Increasing
56
48.5
48.8
2.7
Employment
24.8
26.4
-1.6
Increasing
46
26.0
72.8
1.2
Part-time employment
17.0
9.5
+7.5
Increasing
4
18.1
80.8
1.1
Hours worked
2.9
11.5
-8.6
Increasing
5
9.3
84.3
6.4
Wages and benefits
27.0
32.1
-5.1
Increasing
58
27.0
73.0
0.0
Input prices
34.7
34.5
+0.2
Increasing
54
38.5
57.7
3.8
Selling prices
34.7
38.2
-3.5
Increasing
54
38.5
57.7
3.8
Capital expenditures
19.6
21.9
-2.3
Increasing
31
23.5
72.5
3.9
Inventories
26.7
32.8
-6.1
Increasing
47
30.6
65.5
3.9
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
35.0
42.6
-7.6
Increasing
55
40.9
53.2
5.9
Internet sales
11.4
10.2
+1.2
Increasing
55
14.3
82.9
2.9
Catalog sales
-3.5
1.7
-5.2
Decreasing
1
1.3
93.9
4.8
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Oct
Index
Sep
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
28.9
32.3
-3.4
Improving
54
33.0
62.9
4.1
General business activity
29.2
36.9
-7.7
Improving
25
35.3
58.6
6.1

*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.

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