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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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

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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
11.4
5.3
+6.1
Increasing
49
28.6
54.2
17.2
Employment
3.9
5.5
-1.6
Increasing
45
16.5
70.9
12.6
Part-time employment
4.4
0.0
+4.4
Increasing
1
11.2
82.0
6.8
-1.6
-2.3
+0.7
Decreasing
2
5.5
87.4
7.1
Wages and benefits
13.5
8.7
+4.8
Increasing
54
17.2
79.1
3.7
Input prices
27.4
28.6
-1.2
Increasing
55
29.7
68.0
2.3
Selling prices
7.2
7.4
-0.2
Increasing
36
13.3
80.6
6.1
Capital expenditures
11.6
8.2
+3.4
Increasing
51
19.0
73.5
7.4
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
5.5
4.9
+0.6
Improving
26
16.5
72.5
11.0
General business activity
10.3
6.4
+3.9
Improving
25
21.0
68.3
10.7
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
39.7
39.5
+0.2
Increasing
57
51.3
37.1
11.6
Employment
20.9
25.1
-4.2
Increasing
54
30.8
59.3
9.9
Part-time employment
10.3
9.2
+1.1
Increasing
17
17.1
76.1
6.8
-2.0
-2.5
+0.5
Decreasing
2
7.3
83.4
9.3
Wages and benefits
32.7
34.4
-1.7
Increasing
83
35.9
60.8
3.2
Input prices
45.2
46.2
-1.0
Increasing
83
47.6
50.0
2.4
Selling prices
26.3
25.7
+0.6
Increasing
55
32.6
61.1
6.3
Capital expenditures
23.0
24.6
-1.6
Increasing
56
30.3
62.3
7.3
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
18.5
20.5
-2.0
Improving
27
29.9
58.7
11.4
General business activity
21.1
14.5
+6.6
Improving
26
30.1
60.9
9.0

*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 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 Nov
Index
Oct
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
20.3
7.9
+12.4
Increasing
5
33.6
53.1
13.3
Employment
9.1
6.2
+2.9
Increasing
28
15.4
78.3
6.3
Part-time employment
0.0
-3.9
+3.9
No Change
1
8.0
84.0
8.0
Hours worked
-7.5
-1.8
-5.7
Decreasing
2
3.1
86.3
10.6
Wages and benefits
6.5
5.9
+0.6
Increasing
33
12.4
81.7
5.9
Input prices
16.9
20.1
-3.2
Increasing
53
21.4
74.1
4.5
Selling prices
3.5
16.8
-13.3
Increasing
16
10.5
82.5
7.0
Capital expenditures
13.3
-3.8
+17.1
Increasing
1
20.8
71.7
7.5
Inventories
10.6
4.9
+5.7
Increasing
18
25.6
59.4
15.0
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
26.6
6.1
+20.5
Increasing
30
36.4
53.8
9.8
Internet sales
0.0
0.0
0.0
No Change
2
13.2
73.7
13.2
Catalog sales
-5.4
-8.5
+3.1
Decreasing
3
2.7
89.2
8.1
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
17.6
13.3
+4.3
Improving
7
21.8
74.0
4.2
General business activity
14.6
16.9
-2.3
Improving
7
26.0
62.6
11.4
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
54.4
45.8
+8.6
Increasing
57
56.8
40.8
2.4
Employment
24.1
24.8
-0.7
Increasing
47
25.2
73.7
1.1
Part-time employment
8.3
17.0
-8.7
Increasing
5
11.9
84.5
3.6
Hours worked
2.2
2.9
-0.7
Increasing
6
8.7
84.8
6.5
Wages and benefits
32.5
27.0
+5.5
Increasing
59
33.1
66.3
0.6
Input prices
27.5
34.7
-7.2
Increasing
55
31.4
64.7
3.9
Selling prices
36.0
34.7
+1.3
Increasing
55
40.0
56.0
4.0
Capital expenditures
21.6
19.6
+2.0
Increasing
32
25.5
70.6
3.9
Inventories
28.4
26.7
+1.7
Increasing
48
32.7
63.0
4.3
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
55.6
35.0
+20.6
Increasing
56
56.0
43.6
0.4
Internet sales
27.0
11.4
+15.6
Increasing
56
27.0
73.0
0.0
Catalog sales
10.5
-3.5
+14.0
Increasing
1
12.1
86.3
1.6
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
32.7
28.9
+3.8
Improving
55
37.4
57.9
4.7
General business activity
31.7
29.2
+2.5
Improving
26
41.6
48.6
9.9

*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.

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