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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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Learn about Texas Economy
Southwest Economy Podcast

Economists Pia Orrenius and Keith Phillips explore new and noteworthy trends and developments affecting the Eleventh District in the new podcast.

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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
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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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At the Heart of Texas
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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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
Did Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Create Jobs and Stimulate Growth? Early Evidence Using State-Level Variation in Tax Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is the most extensive overhaul of the U.S. income tax code since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

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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
Working Papers

Recent research working papers including Unauthorized Mexican Workers in the U.S. and Student Loan Relief Programs

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