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Texas Economy

Your source for information on the Texas economy and the Eleventh Federal Reserve District
Dallas Fed Surveys and Indexes
Texas Business Outlook Surveys

Conducted monthly to obtain a timely assessment of the state's factory and service sector activity.

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Banking Conditions Survey

Conducted twice each quarter to obtain a timely assessment of activity at banks and credit unions headquartered in the 11th District.

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Dallas Fed Energy Survey

Quarterly assessment of energy activity among oil and gas firms in the 11th District.

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Dallas Fed Indexes

Published monthly after the state and metro employment and unemployment data become publicly available.

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Wenhua Di

Enrollment for postsecondary education has declined broadly during the pandemic. A particularly large drop in community college enrollment reflects the sensitivity to pandemic disruptions for lower-income and minority students, who represent a large share of students at these schools.

—Wenhua Di, “Students Cut College During Pandemic; Their Return Is Uncertain,” First Quarter 2022, Southwest Economy


Learn about Texas Economy
Got a Minute?

Watch the top three things you need to know about the Texas economy in 60 seconds with economist Yichen Su.

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Your Texas Economy

View this presentation on the Texas economy to learn about the latest trends. You are free to use these speech slides for your presentations.

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Texas Employment Forecast

The Dallas Fed's Texas employment forecast projects job growth for the calendar year.

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Featured Regional Publications
Southwest Economy

A quarterly publication featuring in-depth articles and interviews about Texas and the surrounding region, as well as Mexico.

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Eleventh District Beige Book

Summary of anecdotal information about recent economic conditions and trends in the Eleventh District.

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Southwest Economy Podcast

Listen in as we dive deeper into selected topics from the Southwest Economy publication in this podcast series.

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Agricultural Survey

The Dallas Fed conducts the quarterly Agricultural Survey to obtain a timely assessment of agricultural credit conditions in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District.

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More about Texas Economy
How Does Immigration Fit into the Future of the U.S. Labor Market?

U.S. GDP growth is anticipated to remain sluggish over the next decade, and slow labor force growth is a key underlying reason. This paper argues admitting more immigrants is one way U.S. policymakers can bolster growth.

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At the Heart of Texas: Cities’ Industry Clusters Drive Growth

The second edition of this special report is a comprehensive look at the industry clusters, history and demographics shaping 12 of Texas' key metropolitan areas, four of which are new to the report.

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Conferences and Working Papers

Presentations from recent research conferences, including "Emerging Trends in Real Estate Markets Post-COVID" and "Room to Grow: Housing for a New Economy".

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Working Papers

Recent research working papers on a variety of topics including the geography of jobs and the gender wage gap as well as the pandemic’s effect on the demand for inner-city living.

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