Economic Updates - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas http://www.dallasfed.org/rss/ en-us http://www.dallasfed.org/ Dallas Fed Logo http://www.dallasfed.org/~/media/Images/img/logo_gray http://www.dallasfed.org/rss/ Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2019/en1906 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:46:00 EST In line with an eroding rig count, employment in support activities for mining fell in April. Oil prices slipped recently amid rising U.S. inventories and signs that global demand growth may slow. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1906 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:37:00 EST The Austin economy grew at a solid pace in April. The Austin Business-Cycle Index expanded and remained above its long-term trend. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/2019/snm1902 Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:47:00 EST New Mexico continues to post robust job gains, while Las Cruces payrolls are stagnant. The labor market is mixed in southern New Mexico. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1906 Fri, 31 May 2019 15:00:00 EST Recent data for Houston were positive. These data suggest a healthy near-term outlook for the Houston region. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1906 Fri, 24 May 2019 15:42:00 EST El Paso’s economy continues to expand. Jobs rose an annualized 1.1 percent in April. Despite the healthy labor market, population growth in El Paso has stalled. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1905 Thu, 23 May 2019 14:03:00 EST The San Antonio economy expanded at a moderate pace in April. The unemployment rate continued to decline, while the San Antonio Business-Cycle Index accelerated to its strongest pace since July 2016. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2019/dfw1905 Wed, 22 May 2019 09:36:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth continued in April. Payroll employment rose in Dallas but contracted in Fort Worth. Unemployment fell to a 20-year low, and the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes expanded further. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2019/tei1905 Mon, 20 May 2019 15:42:00 EST Texas economic indicators point to solid expansion in April. The state posted strong job growth and record-low unemployment, indicating that labor markets remain tight. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2019/emp190517 Fri, 17 May 2019 14:28:00 EST Incorporating April job growth of 2.6 percent, a slight increase in Q4 2018 job growth due to the early benchmark revision and a fourth consecutive increase in the leading index, the Texas Employment. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2019/pb1905 Thu, 16 May 2019 13:20:00 EST Recent data were mixed for the Permian Basin region in 2019. Job growth, Midland wages, housing permits and weekly oil prices softened. Mexico's Economy Contracts, but Outlook Holds Steady https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2019/1903 Thu, 09 May 2019 10:06:00 EST Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell an annualized 0.8 percent in first quarter 2019, after growing 1.0 percent in fourth quarter 2018. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2019/en1905 Mon, 06 May 2019 16:02:00 EST While limited takeaway capacity drove Waha natural gas prices below zero in April, oil prices in West Texas continued to rise. The increase in crude prices was supported in part by lower output from OPEC nations and production declines related to sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1905 Fri, 03 May 2019 10:02:00 EST The Austin economy grew slowly in the first quarter. Growth in the Austin Business-Cycle Index decreased slightly and continued to run below its long-term trend. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1905 Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:15:00 EST El Paso’s economy continues to expand, with jobs rising 2.1 percent year to date. March existing-home sales picked up from February but are below year-ago levels. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1905 Mon, 29 Apr 2019 12:07:00 EST Recent data for Houston are mixed, but they continue to paint a moderately positive outlook for the region. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1904 Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:08:00 EST The San Antonio economy expanded at a healthy pace in March. The unemployment rate declined to a multiyear low. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index continued to expand at a rate above the long-term trend. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2019/tei1904 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 09:19:00 EST Texas economic indicators pointed to moderate expansion in March. Job growth outpaced its long-run average, and unemployment remained low. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2019/dfw1904 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:51:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth continued to be healthy in March. Payroll employment in the first quarter expanded at its fastest rate in two and a half years. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2019/emp190419 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:46:00 EST Incorporating March job growth of 2.2 percent and a third consecutive increase in the leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 1.8 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 0.6 to 3.0 percent. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2019/pb1904 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:25:00 EST Permian Basin natural gas prices are starting to bounce back after falling to record lows in early April, and the number of drilled but uncompleted wells is rising. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2019/en1904 Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:47:00 EST Investor returns in the energy sector have lagged behind the broader market for some time. This has led to restraint in capital spending plans for 2019, which may be contributing to a lower rig count and a tepid outlook for employment growth this year. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1904 Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:40:00 EST The Austin economy grew moderately in February. The Austin Business-Cycle Index expanded but remained below its long-term trend. Mexico's Output Growth Slows, Outlook Worsens https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2019/1902 Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:19:00 EST Mexico’s economy grew an annualized 1.0 percent in fourth quarter 2018 after expanding a revised 2.4 percent in the third quarter. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1904 Tue, 02 Apr 2019 16:09:00 EST Houston job growth, leading and coincident indicators, and oil and fuel prices have improved over the past few months. Mining-related employment continued to grow, and bank lending expanded faster in the region than the nation. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1904 Mon, 01 Apr 2019 13:08:00 EST El Paso’s economy continues to expand. While employment contracted in February, jobs rose 1.2 percent year to date. Existing-home sales dipped, while median-home prices inched up in February. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1903a Fri, 29 Mar 2019 11:01:00 EST The San Antonio economy expanded at a stable rate in February. The unemployment rate declined, and the San Antonio Business-Cycle Index continued to expand, though at a rate slightly below the long-term trend. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2019/dfw1903 Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:18:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth continued in February, with payroll employment expanding and unemployment staying low. Looking at the two-month period, employment performance has been healthy—above the metro’s long-run average. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2019/tei1903 Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:43:00 EST Texas economic indicators pointed to moderate economic growth in February. Job growth was near its long-run average, and unemployment remained low. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2019/pb1903 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:55:00 EST Production growth in the Permian Basin continued to rise even as the rig count fell. The gap in prices between West Texas Intermediate (WTI)–Midland and WTI–Cushing closed as transportation constraints eased. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2019/emp190322 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:00:00 EST Incorporating February job growth of 1.8 percent and a second consecutive increase in the leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 1.5 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 0.2 to 2.8 percent. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1903 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:18:00 EST Growth in employment and the business-cycle index slowed for Houston at the start of the year. Leading indicators were mixed but largely painted a softer outlook for 2019. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1903 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:01:00 EST The San Antonio economy grew at a steady pace in January. Although the unemployment rate ticked up, the San Antonio Business-Cycle Index continued to expand at a rate slightly above trend. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1903 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:51:00 EST The Austin economy saw mixed performance in January. The Austin Business-Cycle Index decelerated and remained below its long-term trend. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2019/dfw1902 Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:06:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth economy continued its expansion in January. Job growth was moderate, and the Dallas Business-Cycle Index rose. However, the Fort Worth Business-Cycle Index fell following robust growth in 2018. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2019/tei1902 Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:56:00 EST Texas economic indicators improved in January. The state posted solid job growth that was broad based across metros but mixed among sectors. Growth in the business-cycle index continued to decelerate but remained above its long-term trend. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2019/emp190308 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:03:00 EST Incorporating January job growth of 2.6 percent and a rebound in the leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 1.5 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 0.1 to 2.9 percent. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1903 Thu, 07 Mar 2019 09:56:00 EST Trade through the port is unchanged, while maquiladora employment picked up in late 2018. Home sales have slowed, but home affordability remains above average in El Paso. Despite the strong dollar, El Paso retail sales were steady in second quarter 2018. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2019/en1903 Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:19:00 EST OPEC production cuts and U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have helped global oil prices partly recover from 2018 declines this year, and increased pipeline capacity is lifting West Texas Intermediate (WTI) prices in Midland. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2019/pb1902 Fri, 01 Mar 2019 11:33:00 EST Production in the Permian Basin continues to grow even as the rig count remains steady. Permian Basin wages were well above the Texas average in December. The tight housing market has led to strong home-price appreciation. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/2019/snm1901 Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:47:00 EST New Mexico posted robust job gains in 2018, while Las Cruces payrolls grew slightly. Home sales posted solid increases in both Las Cruces and the state. Mexico's Output Growth Slows in the Fourth Quarter https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2019/1901 Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:40:00 EST Mexico’s economy grew an annualized 1.2 percent in fourth quarter 2018 after expanding 3.4 percent in the third quarter. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1902 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:02:00 EST The Austin economy expanded at a healthy pace in December. The Austin Business-Cycle Index accelerated and remained above its long-term trend. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2019/en1902 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:59:00 EST Crude oil prices rebounded somewhat in January from end-of-year levels, but the rig count slipped on earlier price declines. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2019/pb1901 Wed, 30 Jan 2019 16:16:00 EST In 2018, Permian Basin employment grew 7.5 percent, well above Texas' job growth of 2.4 percent. However, area job growth fell in the last quarter, and the unemployment rate inched up to 2.5 percent in December. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1902 Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:47:00 EST Growth in Houston leading and coincident economic indicators weakened in December. Job growth slowed, but the local labor force expanded. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1902 Fri, 25 Jan 2019 13:21:00 EST El Paso jobs grew 1.5 percent in 2018, on pace with the metro’s long-term average. Steady job gains have boosted the business-cycle index. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1902 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:53:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy was soft in December. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index decelerated, and the unemployment rate increased. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2019/dfw1901 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:05:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth economy ended 2018 on a solid note. Employment growth was robust in December, with DFW adding jobs at its fastest pace in 13 months, and unemployment remained near multiyear lows. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2019/tei1901 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:48:00 EST Texas economic indicators were mixed in December. The state finished 2018 with strong job growth and continued labor market tightness, but forward-looking indicators suggest that the state’s economic outlook has softened. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2019/emp190118 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:41:00 EST Incorporating December job growth of 2.5 percent and a decline in the Texas Leading Index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 1.1 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of -0.5 to 2.7 percent. Texas Economic Outlook https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/events/2019/19outlook Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:41:00 EST Dallas Fed assistant vice president and senior economist Keith Phillips gives his outlook for the Texas economy in 2019. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2019/en1901 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:43:00 EST Oil sector growth cooled at the end of 2018, and lower oil prices eroded expectations for capital spending in 2019. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1901 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:56:00 EST The Austin economy grew at a strong pace in November. The Austin Business-Cycle Index expanded and remained above its long-term trend. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1901 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:43:00 EST Houston employment and the business-cycle index continue to register healthy growth, and drilling activity has flattened at a high level. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1901 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:24:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy was moderate in November. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index continued to accelerate, and the unemployment rate was unchanged. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1901 Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:41:00 EST El Paso payrolls fell in November, but year-to-date employment growth remains near its long-term average of 1.5 percent. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1812 Mon, 31 Dec 2018 12:58:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth economy expanded at a modest pace. Employment growth was subdued in November, with DFW adding jobs at the slowest pace in seven months. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1812 Fri, 28 Dec 2018 09:45:00 EST The Permian Basin economy remains robust despite the recent large drop in oil prices. Though employment has fallen slightly over the past three months, the Permian’s labor market continues to be tight. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1812 Thu, 27 Dec 2018 11:57:00 EST Texas economic growth moderated in November. The state added jobs at a softer pace, with employment declining in some metros and industries. U.S. Economy Finishes the Year Strong https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2018/1808 Mon, 24 Dec 2018 11:49:00 EST The U.S. economy continued its expansion in the fourth quarter, fueled in part by strong consumption and rising wage growth. Inflation remained at or around the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target. Mexico's 2019 Growth Outlook Revised Down https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2018/1808 Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:00:00 EST Mexico’s economy has grown 2.4 percent this year through the third quarter. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp181221 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 13:28:00 EST Incorporating a downward revision to second quarter job growth, November job growth of 1.4 percent and a decline in the leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.4 percent this year (December/December). Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1811 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:20:00 EST Oil prices tumbled in November due to the United States' Iran policy, surging U.S. production, rising inventories and concerns about the global demand outlook. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1812 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:57:00 EST The Austin economy expanded at a strong pace in October. The Austin Business-Cycle Index accelerated and continued above its long-term trend. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/2018/snm1804 Mon, 03 Dec 2018 16:14:00 EST New Mexico employment is steadily expanding, while Las Cruces jobs remained stagnant in the third quarter and year to date. Gross domestic product (GDP) for the Las Cruces metro posted slower growth in 2017 than in previous years. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1811 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:25:00 EST El Paso's economy continued to expand in October. Existing-home sales remained near all-time highs, while home-price appreciation was moderate. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1812 Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:39:00 EST The outlook for Houston softened as leading indicators broadly slowed over the past three months. Revisions to data show that 2018 Houston employment growth has been healthy but not as strong as early estimates suggested. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1811 Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:55:00 EST The Permian Basin economy remains robust, reaching highs in production, employment and home prices. However, there are signs of moderation. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1811 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:54:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy remained soft in October. The San Antonio Business-Cycle index accelerated, though growth continued to be below its long-term average. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1811 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:18:00 EST Growth in Dallas-Fort Worth remained widespread and brisk, with the metro area adding 9,500 jobs. Unemployment fell, and the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes posted solid and above-trend growth. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1811 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:39:00 EST Texas economic growth remained healthy in October. The state added jobs at a strong pace, with the expansion widespread across metros and most industries. Mexico's Economy Posts Strong Third-Quarter Growth https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2018/1807 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:56:00 EST Mexico's economic output recovered sharply in the third quarter, rising an annualized 3.6 percent after contracting in the second quarter. The consensus growth forecast for 2018 held steady in October at 2.1 percent. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp181116 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:04:00 EST Incorporating October employment growth of 2.7 percent, an upward revision of job growth in September and a slight decline in the leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.9 percent this year (December/December) U.S. Expansion Remains on Solid Footing https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2018/1807 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:41:00 EST The U.S. economy has now expanded for 112 consecutive months, the second-longest stretch on record, and recent data point to continued growth due to strong consumer spending, robust employment growth and elevated business and consumer confidence. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1811 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:32:00 EST The Austin economy expanded at a strong pace in September. The Austin Business-Cycle Index accelerated and continued above its long-term trend. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1811 Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:30:00 EST Houston economic conditions remain mostly positive, as does the overall outlook for the area. The business-cycle index continues to exhibit strong growth, and the Houston Leading Index is accelerating. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1810 Fri, 26 Oct 2018 16:49:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy remained mild in September. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index accelerated while remaining below its long-term average. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1810 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:00:00 EST Growth in El Paso remains broad based, with the metro area adding jobs at a 3.3 percent annualized rate in September. Home sales are at an all-time high, while home price appreciation is moderate. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1810 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:42:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth moderated in September. Payroll employment expanded at a slower pace in the third quarter than the second. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1810 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:46:00 EST The Texas economy grew at a moderate pace in September. The state added jobs at a slower pace than in August, and unemployment dipped to a record low. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1810 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:03:00 EST The Permian Basin economy remains robust. Employment growth has moderated in recent months, but the unemployment rate remains at historical lows. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp181019 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:43:00 EST Incorporating September employment growth of 1.7 percent and moderate growth in the Texas Leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.7 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.2 to 3.2 percent. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1810 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:32:00 EST Signals have been recently mixed for the oil and gas industry. Pipeline limitations continue to take center stage, slowing production growth. Mining employment growth decelerated over the summer. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1810 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 17:34:00 EST Austin economic growth was moderate in August. The Austin Business-Cycle Index stabilized but was below its long-term trend. Job growth rebounded after a sharp drop in July, while the unemployment rate ticked up slightly. Mexico's 2018 Growth Outlook Revised Down Slightly https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2018/1806 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:31:00 EST Mexico’s consensus growth forecast for 2018 worsened slightly from 2.3 percent in July to 2.1 percent in August. The 2019 forecast held steady at 2.2 percent. U.S. Economy Expected to Remain Strong Through Year-End https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2018/1806 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:37:00 EST The U.S. economy continued to expand at a brisk pace in the third quarter, based on recent data releases. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1809 Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:55:00 EST Growth in El Paso remains broad based. Year to date, the metro has added jobs at a 2.0 percent annualized rate, above its long-run average of 1.5 percent. Home sales are at an all-time high, while home-price appreciation is moderate. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1810 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:27:00 EST Houston's economy continues to grow at a healthy pace despite signs of a slowdown in its core energy-related sectors. Employment and business-cycle indicators are increasing, and loan growth at Houston-based banks continues to outperform the nation. Overall, the outlook remains positive. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1809 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 10:37:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy remained mild in August. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index decelerated, holding below its long-term average. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1809 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:24:00 EST Growth in Dallas–Fort Worth remained broad based and brisk, with the metro area adding jobs at a 3.0 percent annualized rate—well above its long-run average. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1809 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:27:00 EST Texas’ economic expansion accelerated in August after moderating in July. Employment growth strengthened and was widespread across sectors and industries. The Texas Leading Index dipped but remained elevated, and energy sector indicators were mostly flat. Exports rose in July, and the volume of loans held by Texas banks expanded in the second quarter. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1809 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:36:00 EST Overall, economic indicators show a robust Permian Basin economy with expanding employment and a tight labor market. Though oil production continues to rise, drilling activity has leveled off somewhat amid concerns over pipeline capacity. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp180921 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:23:00 EST Incorporating August employment growth of 4.6 percent, a revision in first-quarter job growth due to early benchmarking, and new leading index data, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.8 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.3 to 3.3 percent. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1809 Fri, 07 Sep 2018 14:30:00 EST Austin economic growth weakened in July. The Austin Business-Cycle Index performed well below its long-term trend. The unemployment rate dipped and job growth softened, but wages inched up. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1809 Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:42:00 EST Pipeline limitations are driving down local prices for oil and natural gas, causing drilling activity to flatten and the inventory of uncompleted wells to rise in the Permian Basin. Texas mining employment growth also slowed in July. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1809 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 17:14:00 EST Softer employment growth in July slowed the business-cycle index to a more modest above-trend growth rate. Revisions to employment data dulled Houston’s stellar job growth in the six months following Hurricane Harvey. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1808 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:53:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy remained mild in July. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index accelerated, though it remains below its long-term average. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1808 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 09:39:00 EST A strong labor market is boosting the El Paso economy. Year-to-date jobs gains have been broad based, and trade through the El Paso port of entry is up. Housing affordability remains above average. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1808 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:31:00 EST Employment and the rig count growth have slowed over the last three months in the Permian Basin but overall, economic indicators show a robust economy. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/2018/snm1803 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:39:00 EST Employment levels inched up in Las Cruces in the second quarter, while the state posted much stronger growth. Trade through the port is rising, and the rig count is well above year-ago levels.