2016

Research Publications
Regional Growth Continues to Stagnate
Updated: April 28, 2016
Texas employment growth decelerated further in March to a 0.1 percent annualized rate.
Annual Report 2015
After the Boom: Texas Economy Downshifts in Energy Bust
Updated: April 20, 2016
While the global oil price collapse has slowed Texas' economic growth, the state is in a much better position to weather the storm than it was during the 1980s recession and banking crisis, according to the Dallas Fed's 2015 Annual Report.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, April 18, 2016 image
Updated: April 18, 2016
The Texas economy continued to slow in March. Payroll employment remained relatively flat during the month, and unemployment held steady.
Crossroads, Issue 1 - 2016
Crossroads: U.S. - Mexico Manufacturing: Back in the Race? image
Updated: April 11, 2016
Since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), trade between the U.S. and Mexico has seen tremendous growth, increasing from approximately $160 billion in 1994 to currently over $530 billion.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, March 2016 image
Updated: March 28, 2016
The Texas economy moderated in February. Payroll employment inched up during the month, and unemployment ticked down.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, March 22, 2016 image
Updated: March 23, 2016
The El Paso economy expanded in January. Payroll employment grew at a pace of 4.4 percent, higher than the state’s 2.4 percent. Despite strong employment gains, January home sales ticked down, and although Ciudad Juárez maquiladora employment remains robust, trade flows slowed.
Research Publications
Regional Growth Decelerates in Oil-Dependent Areas
Updated: March 18, 2016
The regional economy continues to expand, but recent data suggest that growth likely decelerated in February relative to January.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, Mar. 2016 image
Updated: March 7, 2016
The Texas economy expanded in January. Payroll employment increased during the month, and unemployment ticked down.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, Feb. 2016 image
Updated: February 23, 2016
The El Paso economy expanded in 2015 as payroll employment grew 2.5 percent, faster than the state's 1.4 percent pace. Housing affordability ticked up in the last quarter of the year. January trade flows also increased as maquiladora activity in Ciudad Juarez remained robust.
Special Report
At the Heart of Texas: Cities’ Industry Clusters Drive Growth
Updated: February 17, 2016
This special report is a comprehensive look at the industry clusters, history and demographics shaping eight of Texas' key metropolitan areas: Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, McAllen, Midland-Odessa and San Antonio. For each city, the report's authors identify the dominant industry clusters--those that exceed the national average in their share of employment--that drive that city's economy.
Research Publications
Signs That Slower Growth Will Persist in the Regional Economy
Updated: February 1, 2016
The Eleventh District economy continued its modest growth through the end of 2015 even as the near-term outlook dimmed.
Economic Indicators
Permian Basin Economic Indicators, Fourth Quarter 2015 image
Updated: January 27, 2016
The Permian Basin economy continued to weaken in the fourth quarter as West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices fell over 20 percent. The drop in drilling activity has led to job cuts, moving the unemployment rate higher. The sluggish job market continues to dampen both regional retail sales and the housing market.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, Jan. 2016 image
Updated: January 27, 2016
The El Paso economy expanded in 2015. Payroll employment grew at a 2.5 percent pace, higher than the state's 1.4 percent.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, Jan. 2016 image
Updated: January 25, 2016
The Texas economy expanded in December. Payroll employment increased during the month; however, unemployment continued to edge up. Housing starts climbed in November, and home sales strengthened in December. November exports continued to fall, and the estimated value of the Texas Leading Index dipped further in December following November's decline.

 

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