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/ Weekly Economic Index https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/wei Thu, 30 Jun 2022 10:30:00 EST The WEI is currently 2.62 percent, scaled to four-quarter GDP growth, for the week ended June 25. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2022/dfw2206 Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:02:00 EST Robust expansion continued in the Dallas–Fort Worth economy in May. Payroll employment grew at a rapid clip, bolstering growth in the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2022/ep2206 Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:24:00 EST El Paso’s economy contracted in May. The metro’s business-cycle index dipped for the first time in 18 months, employment fell for the third straight month and the unemployment rate ticked up. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2022/sa2206 Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:53:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy remained positive in May, though some indicators suggested a moderation in activity. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index rose despite an increase in the metro unemployment rate. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2022/tei2206 Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:35:00 EST The Texas economy remained strong in May. Payroll employment increased statewide and in most Texas major metros. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2022/emp220617 Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:41:00 EST The Texas Employment Forecast estimates that jobs will increase 4.0 percent in 2022, with an 80 percent confidence band of 3.3 to 4.7 percent. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2022/dfw2205 Wed, 08 Jun 2022 17:30:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth economy expanded robustly in April. Payroll employment grew swiftly, and unemployment remained low, bolstering growth in the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2022/hou2206 Mon, 06 Jun 2022 11:45:00 EST Robust expansion in both the area business-cycle index and index of leading indicators suggests that Houston’s above-trend pace of growth will persist through most of 2022. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2022/aus2206 Fri, 03 Jun 2022 19:30:00 EST Austin’s economy continued to grow in April. The Austin Business-Cycle Index expanded at a solid pace in April, as the unemployment rate remained below prepandemic levels, and Austin’s employment increased at a hearty pace. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2022/en2204 Fri, 03 Jun 2022 16:37:00 EST Natural gas prices have been rising as inventories wane. Exports of natural gas are at record levels and set to grow further in the second half of 2022. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2022/sa2205 Fri, 27 May 2022 09:26:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy remained positive in April, though some indicators moderated. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index increased despite a slight uptick in the metro unemployment rate. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2022/ep2205 Thu, 26 May 2022 14:34:00 EST El Paso’s economic growth stumbled again in April. The metro’s business-cycle index expanded, though employment was relatively flat and the unemployment rate ticked up. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2022/tei2205 Tue, 24 May 2022 14:16:00 EST The Texas economy expanded further in April. Payroll employment growth increased, and initial unemployment claims remained at low levels. Mexico’s Economic Growth Picks Up, but Outlook Weakens https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2022/2203 Mon, 23 May 2022 08:44:00 EST Mexico’s GDP grew an annualized 3.6 percent in first quarter 2022, an increase from fourth quarter’s dismal 0.1 percent growth. Nevertheless, first-quarter GDP growth was below analysts’ expectations of 4.6 percent. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2022/emp220520 Fri, 20 May 2022 14:40:00 EST The Texas Employment Forecast estimates that jobs will increase 3.7 percent in 2022, with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.9 to 4.5 percent. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2022/aus2205 Fri, 06 May 2022 13:57:00 EST Growth in the Austin economy strengthened in March. The Austin Business-Cycle Index expanded at a faster pace than February, while the unemployment rate dipped to prepandemic levels. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2022/hou2205 Thu, 05 May 2022 13:58:00 EST Houston payroll growth slowed in first three months of 2022 amid a sharp drop in unemployment. Both housing and commercial real estate data showed the Houston market continuing to tighten with high demand, limited supply and falling vacancies. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2022/en2203 Thu, 28 Apr 2022 17:50:00 EST Refinery utilization is rising as they exit the spring maintenance season amid rising measures of profitability and low product inventories. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2022/dfw2204 Tue, 26 Apr 2022 12:26:00 EST Robust expansion continued in the Dallas–Fort Worth economy in March. Payroll employment grew at a swift pace, bolstering growth in the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2022/sa2204 Fri, 22 Apr 2022 17:43:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy remained positive in March. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index grew as the unemployment rate fell. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2022/ep2204 Wed, 20 Apr 2022 13:20:00 EST El Paso’s economic expansion continued in March. The business-cycle index rose. Employment contracted; however, the unemployment rate declined. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2022/tei2204 Tue, 19 Apr 2022 13:47:00 EST The Texas economy expanded in March. Payroll employment growth was mixed across sectors, and initial unemployment claims were close to record lows. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2022/emp220415 Fri, 15 Apr 2022 14:20:00 EST The Texas Employment Forecast estimates that jobs will increase 3.3 percent in 2022, with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.5 to 4.1 percent. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2022/hou2204 Thu, 07 Apr 2022 15:30:00 EST Data for the Houston region continue to imply strong economic momentum in 2022. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm Wed, 06 Apr 2022 15:57:00 EST Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators is a quarterly web publication of key economic indicators that offers a snapshot of the Southern New Mexico economy. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/2022/snm2201 Wed, 06 Apr 2022 15:50:00 EST The Las Cruces economy expanded in February. Payroll employment reached its prepandemic level, unemployment fell, and the metro’s housing market remained robust. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2022/dfw2203 Mon, 04 Apr 2022 17:33:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth remained solid in February. Payroll employment grew at a rapid clip, and unemployment held steady for the third straight month. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2022/aus2204 Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:48:00 EST Growth in the Austin economy strengthened in February. The Austin Business-Cycle Index expanded at a faster pace, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged for the past two months. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2022/ep2203 Fri, 01 Apr 2022 13:30:00 EST El Paso’s economic expansion continued in February. Both the business-cycle index and labor market saw gains. However, the unemployment rate remained flat. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2022/sa2203 Thu, 31 Mar 2022 17:22:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy continued to be positive in February. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index and employment grew as the unemployment rate remained constant. Mexico’s Economy Picks Up at Start of 2022 https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2022/2202 Thu, 31 Mar 2022 14:56:00 EST Mexico’s global economic activity index—the monthly proxy for GDP growth—shows a pickup in activity during the first two months of 2022. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2022/tei2203 Wed, 30 Mar 2022 11:30:00 EST The Texas Economy continues to expand, with payroll employment increasing at a rapid clip and the unemployment rate ticking down. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2022/emp220325 Fri, 25 Mar 2022 16:14:00 EST The Texas Employment Forecast estimates that jobs will increase 3.4 percent in 2022, with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.6 to 4.2 percent. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2022/hou2203 Fri, 25 Mar 2022 16:15:00 EST The Houston economy ended 2021 with momentum and is on pace to recover jobs lost during the pandemic by June 2022. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2022/sa2202 Fri, 18 Mar 2022 14:08:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy were mostly positive in December, though less so than in previous months. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2022/dfw2202 Fri, 18 Mar 2022 14:11:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth’s economic expansion strengthened in January. Payroll employment rose at a rapid clip Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2022/aus2203 Wed, 16 Mar 2022 17:00:00 EST Growth in the Austin economy moderated in January. The Austin Business-Cycle Index expanded at a slower pace, with a fall in the unemployment rate offset somewhat by a slight decline in payroll jobs. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2022/ep2202 Wed, 16 Mar 2022 04:30:00 EST El Paso’s economic expansion resumed in January after pausing in December. The metro’s business-cycle index rose, and its labor market posted gains. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2022/tei2202 Tue, 15 Mar 2022 17:30:00 EST The Texas economy continued to experience broad-based growth in January, with both employment and the business-cycle index climbing. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2022/en2202 Mon, 14 Mar 2022 18:08:00 EST The Russian invasion of Ukraine has roiled the industry and sent global energy prices soaring. Downward revisions to oil and gas payroll data reveal that the pandemic oil bust has been much deeper than national data initially showed. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2022/emp220311 Fri, 11 Mar 2022 16:10:00 EST The Texas Employment Forecast estimates that jobs will increase by 2.9 percent in 2022—with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.1 to 3.8 percent—based on national GDP forecasts, COVID-19 hospitalizations and oil futures prices. Mexico’s Economy Contracts at End of 2021 https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2022/2201 Thu, 10 Feb 2022 15:09:00 EST Mexico's GDP contracted an annualized 0.4 percent in fourth quarter 2021 after falling 1.7 percent in the third quarter, resulting in a preliminary estimate of 1.6 percent for 2021 GDP growth (fourth quarter/fourth quarter). San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2022/sa2201 Tue, 08 Feb 2022 19:17:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy were mostly positive in December, though less so than in previous months. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2022/hou2202 Fri, 04 Feb 2022 11:24:00 EST Houston payroll growth accelerated in the second half of 2021 despite headwinds from COVID-19’s delta and omicron waves. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2022/aus2202 Fri, 04 Feb 2022 14:12:00 EST The Austin economy continued to expand in December. The Austin Business-Cycle Index increased, led by healthy growth in payrolls and a lower unemployment rate. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2022/emp220203 Thu, 03 Feb 2022 12:00:00 EST According to the Dallas Fed’s Texas employment forecast, jobs will increase 3.0 percent in 2022 and reach 13.4 million. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2022/dfw2201 Thu, 03 Feb 2022 17:34:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth’s economy ended 2021 on a healthy note. Payroll employment rose at a moderate clip, unemployment dipped, and the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes advanced in December. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2022/en2201 Fri, 28 Jan 2022 10:19:00 EST Eroding inventories, heighted political tensions and uncertainty regarding spare production capacity from OPEC+ member countries kept global energy prices elevated through the end of 2021. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2022/ep2201 Thu, 27 Jan 2022 15:45:00 EST El Paso’s economic expansion paused in December. The metro’s business-cycle index dipped, and its labor market contracted. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2022/tei2201 Tue, 25 Jan 2022 15:16:00 EST The Texas economy saw broad-based employment growth and a decline in unemployment in December. COVID-19 cases appear to have peaked in mid-January. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2022/hou2201 Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:17:00 EST Houston extended its jobs recovery through November, and leading economic indicators suggest further recovery over the next several months. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2022/aus2201 Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:17:00 EST The Austin economy continued to expand in November. The Austin Business-Cycle Index increased, led by solid employment gains and a lower unemployment rate. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/2021/snm2104 Wed, 05 Jan 2022 18:08:00 EST The Las Cruces economy’s recovery from the pandemic-induced recession has slowed since May 2021, when the metro added 1,081 jobs in just one month. Mexico’s Economic Growth Continues Slowing; Outlook Worsens https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2021/2108 Fri, 31 Dec 2021 15:42:00 EST Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted an annualized 1.7 percent in third quarter 2021. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2021/sa2112 Thu, 30 Dec 2021 15:01:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy were largely positive in November. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index accelerated, jobs were added at a healthy pace and the unemployment rate fell. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2021/dfw2112 Wed, 29 Dec 2021 17:31:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth’s economic expansion strengthened in November. Payroll employment rose at a rapid clip, and unemployment dipped. The Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes advanced further. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2021/ep2113 Wed, 22 Dec 2021 08:26:00 EST The El Paso metro surpassed its prepandemic economic levels in November, according to its business-cycle index. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2021/tei2112 Tue, 21 Dec 2021 13:04:00 EST The Texas economic recovery continued in November, with payrolls growing strongly in all sectors and the unemployment rate declining. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2021/emp211217 Fri, 17 Dec 2021 14:05:00 EST Texas employment grew at a strong 7.4 percent annualized rate in November after increasing a revised 4.5 percent (previously 3.8 percent) in October. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2021/en2109 Thu, 16 Dec 2021 17:14:00 EST Overall, global demand for petroleum is expected to surpass 2019 levels by the end of 2022, contingent on the course of COVID-19. In the meantime, the cost of global energy is elevated heading into winter. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2021/hou2112 Thu, 09 Dec 2021 08:04:00 EST Recent data for the Houston region have been positive for growth. The Delta wave of the coronavirus has retreated as the number of people being vaccinated progresses. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2021/sa2111 Thu, 02 Dec 2021 07:35:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy were largely positive in October. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index increased, jobs were added at a moderate pace and the unemployment rate was steady. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2021/aus2111 Thu, 02 Dec 2021 18:21:00 EST The Austin economy continued to expand in October. The Austin Business-Cycle Index increased, led by strong payroll gains. The unemployment rate moved sideways, while the labor force grew strongly. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2021/dfw2111 Thu, 02 Dec 2021 07:23:00 EST Economic growth in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex remained steady in October. Both payroll employment and the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes—broad measures of local economic activity—increased strongly. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2021/ep2112 Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:24:00 EST Despite slower growth compared with September, the El Paso metro neared its prepandemic economic levels in October. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2021/tei2111 Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:44:00 EST The Texas economy continued to expand broadly in October. Employment growth was strong and broad based across sectors, and the unemployment rate dipped further. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2021/emp211119 Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:37:00 EST Texas employment grew at a 3.8 percent annualized rate in October, while the Dallas Fed’s early benchmark for the second quarter resulted in upwardly revised job growth in the first half of 2021 from 3.3 percent to 4.1 percent. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2021/en2108 Tue, 16 Nov 2021 15:32:00 EST While oil and gas drilling activity is rising globally, international rig counts remain well below prepandemic levels. Mexico Economic Growth Tumbles in Third Quarter; Outlook Worsens https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2021/2107 Tue, 09 Nov 2021 12:44:00 EST Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted an annualized 0.8 percent in third quarter 2021. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2021/aus2110 Fri, 05 Nov 2021 12:09:00 EST The Austin economy continued to expand in September. The Austin Business-Cycle Index increased, led by strong payroll gains. Recent COVID-19 hospitalizations declined further from the latest peak in August. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2021/hou2111 Wed, 03 Nov 2021 12:50:00 EST Recent data for the Houston region have been positive for growth. The Delta wave of the coronavirus has retreated as the number of people being vaccinated progresses. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2021/dfw2110 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 15:22:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic expansion accelerated in September. Payroll employment grew and finally surpassed its prepandemic high 19 months after COVID-19 battered the local labor market. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2021/sa2110 Fri, 29 Oct 2021 11:30:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy were largely positive in September. Payrolls surged in the month, though jobs in the third quarter posted tepid growth. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2021/ep2111 Wed, 27 Oct 2021 17:18:00 EST After stumbling in August, the El Paso metro continued its recovery from the pandemic-induced recession in September. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2021/tei2110 Tue, 26 Oct 2021 18:01:00 EST The Texas economy continued to recover in September. Payroll employment growth accelerated, and unemployment claims ticked up but remained near their lowest postpandemic levels. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2021/emp211022 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:43:00 EST Texas employment growth increased to an 8.8 percent annualized rate in September after a downwardly revised 3.0 percent (previously 4.4 percent) in August. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2021/aus2109 Thu, 07 Oct 2021 16:46:00 EST The Austin economy continued to expand in August. The Austin Business-Cycle Index increased, led by declines in the unemployment rate. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2021/en2107 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:44:00 EST Hurricane Ida temporarily impacted refining and petrochemical production, but the recovery was well underway for most facilities by the end of September. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/2021/snm2103 Fri, 01 Oct 2021 17:34:00 EST The Las Cruces economy’s recovery from the pandemic-induced recession stumbled in August. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2021/dfw2109 Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:26:00 EST DFW’s economic recovery remained on track in August. Job growth slowed from July but was robust relative to the historical average. Mexico’s Economic Growth Slows, Outlook Remains Steady https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2021/2106 Wed, 29 Sep 2021 07:17:00 EST Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew an annualized 6.0 percent in second quarter 2021. However, the monthly proxy for GDP decelerated in the third quarter. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2021/hou2110 Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:24:00 EST Despite some signs of slowing amid headwinds from the Delta wave, the Houston recovery is on pace to end the year strong. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2021/sa2109 Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:56:00 EST Broad measures of the San Antonio economy were mixed in August, with jobs declining but the unemployment rate falling. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index continued to increase but at a slower pace. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2021/ep2110 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:06:00 EST The El Paso economy’s pace of recovery from the pandemic-induced recession slowed in August. While employment levels in the metro slipped, unemployment fell and the business-cycle index rose. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2021/tei2109 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:58:00 EST Texas economic activity continues to expand. Payrolls increased in August in all sectors except leisure and hospitality and construction, and unemployment declined. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2021/en2106 Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:48:00 EST U.S. oil and gas payrolls continued to increase in July. Oil prices rose in response to recovering demand, limited supply growth and eroding inventories. Natural gas prices increased due to healthy domestic and export demand and disruptions related to Hurricane Ida. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2021/emp210917 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:01:00 EST Texas employment growth slowed to a 4.4 percent annualized rate in August after an upwardly revised 9.0 percent (previously 7.1 percent) in July. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2021/hou2109 Tue, 07 Sep 2021 17:26:00 EST There are signs that Houston’s third wave of COVID-19 infections that began in late July was depressing local economic activity by the end of August, albeit modestly. Payroll growth in July accelerated as Houston’s recovery continued. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2021/aus2108 Thu, 02 Sep 2021 15:37:00 EST The Austin economy accelerated in July. The Austin Business-Cycle Index grew at a strong pace, led by declines in the unemployment rate and recent broad-based job gains. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2021/dfw2108 Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:14:00 EST Recovery in the DFW economy continued at a healthy pace in July. The Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes expanded, buoyed by strong job growth. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2021/sa2108 Fri, 27 Aug 2021 16:39:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio Business-Cycle Index decelerated in July as payrolls declined. The unemployment rate fell. Consumer spending moved sideways but remained above pre-COVID-19 levels. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2021/ep2109 Thu, 26 Aug 2021 17:23:00 EST The El Paso economy continued its recovery from the pandemic-induced recession in July. The business-cycle index expanded, employment levels rose and the unemployment rate fell. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2021/tei2108 Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:48:00 EST Texas’ economic recovery continued in July as payrolls grew strongly and the unemployment rate declined. Texas Weekly Employment Estimate https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/twee Fri, 20 Aug 2021 20:22:00 EST The Texas Weekly Employment Estimate (TWEE), drawing on high-frequency data, provides a timely indicator of job growth in the state of Texas. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2021/emp210820 Fri, 20 Aug 2021 16:49:00 EST Texas employment grew at a 7.1 percent annualized rate in July after increasing by 4.3 percent in June. The Texas Leading Index decreased for the first time since March, primarily due to a rise in initial claims for unemployment insurance. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2021/en2105 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 14:37:00 EST Energy sector stock market returns outperformed the S&P 500 this year despite some easing over the summer. Refiner stocks lagged behind, but U.S. refiners have been processing more oil than at any point since the start of the pandemic amid recovering demand. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2021/aus2107 Fri, 06 Aug 2021 17:16:00 EST The Austin economy continued to post a strong performance in June. The Austin Business-Cycle Index accelerated, led by declines in the unemployment rate and recent broad-based job gains. Mexico’s Economic Growth Improves in Second Quarter https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2021/2105 Fri, 06 Aug 2021 13:25:00 EST The latest data available show employment, industrial production, exports and retail sales grew. The peso/U.S. dollar exchange rate and inflation held steady in June. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2021/hou2108 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 17:39:00 EST Overall, the outlook remains positive, but potential risks near term from the pandemic are increasing rapidly. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2021/dfw2107 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 15:37:00 EST DFW economic recovery continued in June. Job growth was mixed, with payrolls contracting in the goods sector.