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Regional Economy

Texas Employment Forecast

Incorporating May annualized employment growth of 3.2 percent and new leading index data, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 3.3 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.4 to 4.2 percent.

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Global Economy

Downside Risks Imperil Prospective Gains from Globalization

Downside risks to the global economy could diminish its recent steady performance. Threats include challenges to existing trade arrangements, instability in the euro area and possible global blow-back from Federal Reserve benchmark rate increases.

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Economic Indicators

Austin Economic Indicators

Austin economic activity held steady in April. The Austin Business-Cycle Index continued to grow well above trend. Although job growth softened in April, the unemployment rate remained low. Wages continued to rise, aiding home affordability.

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In Focus
Summer Professional Opportunities for Teachers

  • Reading to Riches
  • The Ultimate Challenge: Teaching Personal Finance
  • Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow
  • Everyday Economics: Speed Dating with Economics
  • Economic Summit
  • International Marketplace

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global perspectives
Upcoming Global Perspectives

This speaker series brings thought leaders from the worlds of business and academia to the Dallas Fed to share their insights on global developments.

  • Ellen Ochoa
    October 4, 2018
  • Robert S. Taubman
    November 5, 2018

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The Economy in Action
The Economy in Action

The Economy in Action is a free exhibit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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Energy Research

The Dallas Fed is a premier source for information on energy economics.


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About the Dallas Fed

As one of twelve regional Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System, the Dallas Fed serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which consists of Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico.

The Eleventh District