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Houston Economic Indicators

Indexes of economic activity for Houston continued to show growth over the second half of the summer thanks to a boost from the services sector. However, data suggest that while Houston’s recovery is likely to continue, it will continue to lag the state.

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U.S. Economy

Weekly Economic Index

The WEI is currently -4.72 percent, scaled to four-quarter GDP growth, for the week ended September 26 and -3.84 percent for September 19.

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Economic Conditions and the Path of Monetary Policy

President Kaplan discusses various economic issues, briefly explains the Fed’s new policy framework and discusses his views regarding the appropriate stance of monetary policy.

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High-Frequency Data

High-frequency indicators provide timely measures of key activity, drawing on alternative data sources to identify rapidly changing trends such as those seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Update

At the Dallas Fed, we're working to support the financial health of the people and businesses in the Eleventh District as we deal with this unprecedented crisis.

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global perspectives
Global Perspectives

This speaker series connects global thought leaders and community members for conversation around economic issues. (Via live webcast.)

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Dallas Fed Energy Survey

Activity in the oil and gas sector deteriorated further in second quarter 2020. Special questions focus on production shut-ins and curtailments, government assistance programs to the private sector, the outlook for both oilfield activity and global oil consumption, and the ability of firms to remain solvent over the next year.

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Southwest Economy, Third Quarter 2020

This issue looks at COVID-19's impact on state and local government revenues and the Texas economy's uneven recovery. It also includes a Spotlight on the energy industry's slow recovery, a Q&A with Gary Hoover, University of Oklahoma economics department chairman, and an infographic on how vehicle sales highlight surprising spending resilience during the pandemic.

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Main Street Lending Program

Business loans to help eligible medium-sized and small companies through the COVID-19 pandemic are available now through the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program.

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Advance Together, Inclusive Economy Accelerator

Advance Together™ accelerates the progress of community partnerships in Texas that are addressing education and workforce challenges.

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Dallas Fed Economics
Dallas Fed Economics

Economic analysis and 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.


Dallas Fed Communities

Promoting the economic resilience and mobility of underserved communities.

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About the Dallas Fed

The Dallas Fed promotes a strong financial system and healthy economy for everyone in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico. We’re building a strong economy together.

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