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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

The Dallas Fed conducts the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey monthly to obtain a timely assessment of the state's service sector activity. Firms are asked whether revenue, employment, prices, general business activity and other indicators increased, decreased or remained unchanged over the previous month. Responses are aggregated into balance indexes where positive values generally indicate growth while negative values generally indicate contraction. The Texas Retail Outlook Survey is a component of the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey that uses information only from respondents in the retail and wholesale sectors.

2020 Release Dates

Survey Period

Release (9:30 a.m. CT)

The publishing process begins at 9:30 a.m. CT. While we strive to ensure the information is published to our website in a timely manner, we cannot guarantee the exact timing all survey content becomes available online.
January Tuesday, January 28
February Tuesday, February 25
March Tuesday, March 31
April Tuesday, April 28
May Wednesday, May 27
June Tuesday, June 30
July Tuesday, July 28
August Tuesday, September 1
September Tuesday, September 29
October Tuesday, October 27
November Tuesday, December 1
December Tuesday, December 29

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