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Regional Economy

Texas Employment Forecast

Incorporating April job growth of 2.6 percent, a slight increase in Q4 2018 job growth due to the early benchmark revision and a fourth consecutive increase in the leading index, the Texas Employment.

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Research Working Papers

Labor Market Effects of Credit Constraints: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

We exploit the 1998 and 2003 constitutional amendment in Texas—allowing home equity loans and lines of credit for non-housing purposes—as natural experiments to estimate the effect of easier credit access on the labor market.

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Economic Indicators

Permian Basin Economic Indicators

Recent data were mixed for the Permian Basin region in 2019. Job growth, Midland wages, housing permits and weekly oil prices softened.

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In Focus
Technology-Enabled Disruption

This conference, on May 22–23, 2019, is designed to provide a better understanding of the phenomenon of technology-enabled disruption and explore its implications for the broader economy—in particular, labor markets and the workforce.

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Southwest Economy, First Quarter 2019
Southwest Economy, First Quarter 2019

The latest issue looks at Texas exports amid shifting trade policy and the state's outlook for growth in 2019. It also includes a Spotlight on Texas residential solar energy, a Q&A with Tom Luce on Texas 2036 and an infographic on the shale revolution's impact on refining.

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global perspectives
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.

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Latest Analysis

Economic insights from 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