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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey


Click on links in the table for greater details. Historical data are available from January 2007 to the most current release month.

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
IndicatorOct IndexSep IndexChangeIndicator Direction*Trend** (Months)% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease

Revenue

9.9

13.0

–3.1

Increasing

83

29.1

51.7

19.2

Employment

2.7

4.4

–1.7

Increasing

80

12.3

78.1

9.6

Part–Time Employment

1.4

4.5

–3.1

Increasing

4

6.4

88.6

5.0

Hours Worked

–1.4

3.1

–4.5

Decreasing

1

7.3

84.0

8.7

Wages and Benefits

12.8

15.4

–2.6

Increasing

85

16.0

80.8

3.2

Input Prices

23.3

22.9

+0.4

Increasing

90

25.6

72.1

2.3

Selling Prices

3.7

3.9

–0.2

Increasing

8

10.7

82.3

7.0

Capital Expenditures

3.6

5.4

–1.8

Increasing

86

13.6

76.4

10.0

General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
IndicatorIndexSep IndexChangeIndicator Direction*Trend** (Months)% Reporting Improved% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

0.3

2.8

–2.5

Improving

4

14.2

71.9

13.9

General Business Activity

3.0

4.7

–1.7

Improving

2

15.4

72.2

12.4

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
IndicatorOct IndexSep IndexChangeIndicator Direction*Trend** (Months)% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease

Revenue

40.3

37.7

+2.6

Increasing

92

53.0

34.3

12.7

Employment

25.3

17.7

+7.6

Increasing

91

34.5

56.3

9.2

Part–Time Employment

5.9

6.4

–0.5

Increasing

52

13.7

78.5

7.8

Hours Worked

4.1

4.7

–0.6

Increasing

2

8.2

87.7

4.1

Wages and Benefits

38.9

36.8

+2.1

Increasing

118

42.4

54.1

3.5

Input Prices

44.4

42.2

+2.2

Increasing

118

47.8

48.8

3.4

Selling Prices

20.1

22.0

–1.9

Increasing

90

28.6

62.9

8.5

Capital Expenditures

18.8

13.2

+5.6

Increasing

91

29.6

59.5

10.8

General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
IndicatorIndexSep IndexChangeIndicator Direction*Trend** (Months)% Reporting Improved% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

12.2

12.4

–0.2

Improving

8

25.8

60.6

13.6

General Business Activity

9.1

10.4

–1.3

Improving

4

21.7

65.7

12.6

Texas Retail Outlook Survey


Click on links in the table for greater details. Historical data are available from January 2007 to the most current release month.

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Retail (versus previous month)
IndicatorOct IndexSep IndexChangeIndicator Direction*Trend** (Months)% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas

Sales

–6.6

2.0

–8.6

Decreasing

1

25.0

43.3

31.6

Employment

0.7

3.3

–2.6

Increasing

4

12.9

74.9

12.2

Part–Time Employment

1.7

0.0

+1.7

Increasing

1

13.6

74.6

11.9

Hours Worked

–12.1

–1.7

–10.4

Decreasing

3

3.7

80.5

15.8

Wages and Benefits

3.5

8.5

–5.0

Increasing

78

10.4

82.7

6.9

Input Prices

10.0

16.9

–6.9

Increasing

9

14.3

81.4

4.3

Selling Prices

4.7

2.2

+2.5

Increasing

8

15.4

73.9

10.7

Capital Expenditures

6.7

7.0

–0.3

Increasing

3

16.7

73.3

10.0

Inventories

1.4

–8.9

+10.3

Increasing

1

24.6

52.2

23.2

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

1.8

0.2

+1.6

Increasing

2

24.5

52.8

22.7

Companywide Internet Sales

8.5

15.2

–6.7

Increasing

2

20.8

66.9

12.3

General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
IndicatorIndexSep IndexChangeIndicator Direction*Trend** (Months)% Reporting Improved% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

–5.6

2.9

–8.5

Worsening

1

10.7

73.0

16.3

General Business Activity

–5.1

7.9

–13.0

Worsening

1

11.5

71.9

16.6

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
IndicatorOct IndexSep IndexChangeIndicator Direction*Trend** (Months)% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas

Sales

16.6

21.7

–5.1

Increasing

92

32.8

51.0

16.2

Employment

10.8

3.5

+7.3

Increasing

20

20.1

70.6

9.3

Part–Time Employment

–0.7

–7.9

+7.2

Decreasing

4

12.1

75.1

12.8

Hours Worked

–2.4

–7.4

+5.0

Decreasing

3

3.8

90.0

6.2

Wages and Benefits

27.9

24.1

+3.8

Increasing

94

33.7

60.5

5.8

Input Prices

22.8

27.3

–4.5

Increasing

90

31.6

59.6

8.8

Selling Prices

19.3

25.5

–6.2

Increasing

90

29.8

59.6

10.5

Capital Expenditures**

8.8

–5.3

+14.1

Increasing

1

28.1

52.6

19.3

Inventories

–4.8

0.9

–5.7

Decreasing

1

19.0

57.2

23.8

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

24.4

24.0

+0.4

Increasing

91

36.1

52.2

11.7

Companywide Internet Sales

17.9

15.0

+2.9

Increasing

3

25.6

66.7

7.7

General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
IndicatorIndexSep IndexChangeIndicator Direction*Trend** (Months)% Reporting Improved% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Worsened

Company Outlook

–1.3

9.7

–11.0

Worsening

0

17.6

63.5

18.9

General Business Activity

4.2

9.9

–5.7

Improving

2

17.6

69.0

13.4

*Indicator direction refers to this month's index. If index is positive (negative), indicator is increasing (decreasing) or improving (worsening). If zero, indicator is unchanged.

**Number of months moving in current direction.

Data have been seasonally adjusted as necessary.

Questions regarding the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey can be addressed to Amy Jordan at amy.jordan@dal.frb.org.

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