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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)
IndicatorDec IndexNov IndexChangeIndicator Direction*Trend** (Months)% Reporting Increase% Reporting
No Change
% Reporting Decrease

Revenue

20.6

13.7

+6.9

Increasing

85

38.2

44.3

17.6

Employment

7.8

9.2

–1.4

Increasing

82

17.8

72.2

10.0

Part–Time Employment

0.8

2.6

–1.8

Increasing

6

6.7

87.4

5.9

Hours Worked

4.1

0.8

+3.3

Increasing

2

8.7

86.7

4.6

Wages and Benefits

19.1

19.1

0.0

Increasing

87

22.2

74.7

3.1

Input Prices

30.5

24.4

+6.1

Increasing

92

32.1

66.3

1.6

Selling Prices

12.6

4.4

+8.2

Increasing

10

18.4

75.8

5.8

Capital Expenditures

10.4

5.0

+5.4

Increasing

88

15.5

79.4

5.1

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

Company Outlook

20.6

15.6

+5.0

Improving

6

28.2

64.2

7.6

General Business Activity

19.4

12.6

+6.8

Improving

4

27.2

65.0

7.8

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

Revenue

55.3

45.2

+10.1

Increasing

94

62.5

30.3

7.2

Employment

31.7

25.2

+6.5

Increasing

93

39.8

52.0

8.1

Part–Time Employment

10.4

9.5

+0.9

Increasing

54

15.9

78.6

5.5

Hours Worked

8.1

6.9

+1.2

Increasing

4

12.5

83.1

4.4

Wages and Benefits

44.0

43.6

+0.4

Increasing

120

46.1

51.8

2.1

Input Prices

53.9

42.0

+11.9

Increasing

120

55.3

43.3

1.4

Selling Prices

34.9

29.6

+5.3

Increasing

92

39.4

56.1

4.5

Capital Expenditures

30.5

26.3

+4.2

Increasing

93

35.2

60.2

4.7

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

Company Outlook

39.0

32.6

+6.4

Improving

10

46.1

46.8

7.1

General Business Activity

39.8

29.1

+10.7

Improving

6

45.7

48.5

5.9

Texas Retail Outlook Survey


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

Sales

19.2

13.2

+6.0

Increasing

2

38.8

41.7

19.6

Employment

12.3

4.3

+8.0

Increasing

6

17.6

77.1

5.3

Part–Time Employment

–1.6

–1.6

0.0

Decreasing

2

11.1

76.2

12.7

Hours Worked

4.1

–2.6

+6.7

Increasing

1

8.8

86.5

4.7

Wages and Benefits

16.3

17.5

–1.2

Increasing

80

20.5

75.3

4.2

Input Prices

28.5

18.0

+10.5

Increasing

11

31.6

65.3

3.1

Selling Prices

10.7

9.3

+1.4

Increasing

10

23.4

63.9

12.7

Capital Expenditures

10.9

1.6

+9.3

Increasing

5

15.6

79.7

4.7

Inventories

1.4

3.4

–2.0

Increasing

3

21.4

58.6

20.0

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

27.4

12.6

+14.8

Increasing

4

36.7

54.0

9.3

Companywide Internet Sales

22.6

16.9

+5.7

Increasing

4

25.1

72.4

2.5

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

Company Outlook

23.7

13.5

+10.2

Improving

2

31.0

61.7

7.3

General Business Activity

19.4

10.1

+9.3

Improving

2

31.3

56.8

11.9

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

Sales

47.7

34.6

+13.1

Increasing

94

54.7

38.3

7.0

Employment

28.0

7.1

+20.9

Increasing

22

34.1

59.8

6.1

Part–Time Employment

13.4

4.8

+8.6

Increasing

2

20.6

72.2

7.2

Hours Worked

11.9

3.2

+8.7

Increasing

2

18.6

74.7

6.7

Wages and Benefits

40.8

38.9

+1.9

Increasing

96

44.3

52.1

3.5

Input Prices

50.0

31.2

+18.8

Increasing

92

53.2

43.5

3.2

Selling Prices

44.3

41.6

+2.7

Increasing

92

49.2

45.9

4.9

Capital Expenditures

24.6

27.9

–3.3

Increasing

3

32.8

59.0

8.2

Inventories

12.7

6.9

+5.8

Increasing

2

28.6

55.5

15.9

Companywide Retail Activity

Companywide Sales

50.0

34.4

+15.6

Increasing

93

56.8

36.4

6.8

Companywide Internet Sales

32.6

25.7

+6.9

Increasing

5

32.6

67.4

0.0

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

Company Outlook

44.9

28.6

+16.3

Improving

1

48.5

47.9

3.6

General Business Activity

41.9

19.9

+22.0

Improving

4

48.7

44.5

6.8

*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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