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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey


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

Revenue

13.7

9.9

+3.8

Increasing

84

30.3

53.1

16.6

Employment

9.2

2.7

+6.5

Increasing

81

15.7

77.8

6.5

Part–Time Employment

2.6

1.4

+1.2

Increasing

5

8.1

86.4

5.5

Hours Worked

0.8

–1.4

+2.2

Increasing

1

5.4

90.0

4.6

Wages and Benefits

19.1

12.8

+6.3

Increasing

86

21.4

76.3

2.3

Input Prices

24.4

23.3

+1.1

Increasing

91

26.4

71.6

2.0

Selling Prices

4.4

3.7

+0.7

Increasing

9

11.1

82.2

6.7

Capital Expenditures

5.0

3.6

+1.4

Increasing

87

13.3

78.4

8.3

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

Company Outlook

15.6

0.3

+15.3

Improving

5

22.8

70.0

7.2

General Business Activity

12.6

3.0

+9.6

Improving

3

20.7

71.2

8.1

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

Revenue

45.2

40.3

+4.9

Increasing

93

53.1

39.0

7.9

Employment

25.2

25.3

–0.1

Increasing

92

34.4

56.4

9.2

Part–Time Employment

9.5

5.9

+3.6

Increasing

53

16.6

76.3

7.1

Hours Worked

6.9

4.1

+2.8

Increasing

3

11.2

84.5

4.3

Wages and Benefits

43.6

38.9

+4.7

Increasing

119

47.0

49.6

3.4

Input Prices

42.0

44.4

–2.4

Increasing

119

43.8

54.4

1.8

Selling Prices

29.6

20.1

+9.5

Increasing

91

35.5

58.6

5.9

Capital Expenditures

26.3

18.8

+7.5

Increasing

92

34.6

57.2

8.3

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

Company Outlook

32.6

12.2

+20.4

Improving

9

38.4

55.8

5.8

General Business Activity

29.1

9.1

+20.0

Improving

5

35.4

58.3

6.3

Texas Retail Outlook Survey


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

Sales

13.2

–6.6

+19.8

Increasing

1

31.2

50.8

18.0

Employment

4.3

0.7

+3.6

Increasing

5

9.1

86.1

4.8

Part–Time Employment

–1.6

1.7

–3.3

Decreasing

1

8.2

82.0

9.8

Hours Worked

–2.6

–12.1

+9.5

Decreasing

4

3.2

91.0

5.8

Wages and Benefits

17.5

3.5

+14.0

Increasing

79

19.0

79.5

1.5

Input Prices

18.0

10.0

+8.0

Increasing

10

23.8

70.4

5.8

Selling Prices

9.3

4.7

+4.6

Increasing

9

18.9

71.5

9.6

Capital Expenditures

1.6

6.7

–5.1

Increasing

4

11.1

79.4

9.5

Inventories

3.4

1.4

+2.0

Increasing

2

18.9

65.6

15.5

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

12.6

1.8

+10.8

Increasing

3

27.4

57.8

14.8

Companywide Internet Sales

16.9

8.5

+8.4

Increasing

3

18.9

79.1

2.0

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

Company Outlook

13.5

–5.6

+19.1

Improving

1

19.0

75.5

5.5

General Business Activity

10.1

–5.1

+15.2

Improving

1

20.6

68.9

10.5

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

Sales

34.6

16.6

+18.0

Increasing

93

45.7

43.2

11.1

Employment

7.1

10.8

–3.7

Increasing

21

19.8

67.4

12.7

Part–Time Employment

4.8

–0.7

+5.5

Increasing

1

13.9

77.0

9.1

Hours Worked

3.2

–2.4

+5.6

Increasing

1

12.1

79.0

8.9

Wages and Benefits

38.9

27.9

+11.0

Increasing

95

42.5

53.9

3.6

Input Prices

31.2

22.8

+8.4

Increasing

91

36.1

59.0

4.9

Selling Prices

41.6

19.3

+22.3

Increasing

91

43.3

55.0

1.7

Capital Expenditures**

27.9

8.8

+19.1

Increasing

2

36.1

55.7

8.2

Inventories

6.9

–4.8

+11.7

Increasing

1

24.1

58.7

17.2

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

34.4

24.4

+10.0

Increasing

92

42.4

49.5

8.0

Companywide Internet Sales

25.7

17.9

+7.8

Increasing

4

31.4

62.9

5.7

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

Company Outlook

28.6

–1.3

+29.9

Improving

0

33.2

62.2

4.6

General Business Activity

19.9

4.2

+15.7

Improving

3

31.2

57.5

11.3

*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.

Historical Data

Historical data can be downloaded dating back to January 2007.

Indexes

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All Data

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