Slowing Texas economy remains on track for a soft landing
The impact of a still-strong Texas jobs market and moderating business activities and costs suggest that the state’s economy may be headed for a soft landing following Fed policymaker efforts to cool inflationary pressures.
November 09, 2023
Texas economic activity strengthens despite slowing job growth, greater price resistance
Texas employment growth slowed even as overall activity strengthened in August and September. Resistance to price increases rose.
September 28, 2023
Texas shows signs of slowing; price pressures ease despite buoyant services
Texas job growth slowed in June, though it still exceeded the U.S. rate. Meanwhile, the state economy continued to expand despite the downshift in employment and weakness in manufacturing.
August 03, 2023
Texas economic growth outpaces nation despite persistent downside risks
Texas employment growth advanced in May, continuing to surpass the national average.
June 22, 2023
Texas economic expansion slows; business outlooks weaken
The Texas economy’s modest expansion appears to be slowing despite having some pockets of strength.
May 11, 2023
Strong Texas job gains encounter economic uncertainty, signs of slowing
Weakness in Texas’ manufacturing sector has been largely offset by modest service sector growth, producing a mixed overall economic picture.
March 30, 2023
Texas modestly grows with soft landing likely
Texas firms reported below-average output growth to start 2023, while employment and wage gains remained elevated despite indications of a softening labor market.
February 09, 2023
Economic outlook weakens as job growth, inflation slow
The Texas economy is continuing to slow during the fourth quarter, with labor demand and manufacturing output softening and wage and price pressures easing.
December 22, 2022
Texas economic outlook weakens, price pressures persist
The Texas economy shows continuing signs of softening, as output and employment indicators suggest slower growth relative to the first half of the year.
November 08, 2022
Mounting signs point to a Texas economic slowdown
The most recent jobs report showed state employment was flat in August. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.1 percent (from 4.0 percent in July), and labor force and wage growth also eased.
September 29, 2022