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/en1910 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:50:00 EST Oil prices are on the downtrend again after a brief surge caused by recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure. Employment in the oil and gas sector is falling with the rig count. For the first time on record, the U.S. did not import any oil from Venezuela. Mexico's Economic Outlook Revised Down Further as Growth Disappoints https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2019/1906 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:27:00 EST Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined 0.5 percent in the first half of the year, its weakest growth in six years. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1910 Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:35:00 EST The Austin economy posted a strong performance in August. The Austin Business-Cycle Index expanded at a solid pace, and most job sectors experienced payroll gains, although health and private education services continued to decline. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1910 Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:30:00 EST The Houston economy continued to hum along in August, but there are signs of slowing ahead. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2019/pb1909 Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:06:00 EST As activity in the oil and gas sector has decelerated, both job growth and home sales have cooled. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1910 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 17:05:00 EST The El Paso Business-Cycle Index signaled expansion in the metro. Total nonfarm jobs increased in August, housing sales continued to weaken and trade volumes were down. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2019/dfw1909 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 18:31:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth’s economic expansion remains on track. Payroll employment rose slightly faster than its long-term average rate in August, and unemployment stayed low. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1909 Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:28:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy accelerated in August. Labor markets remained near historical levels of tightness, and wage growth trended upward. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2019/tei1909 Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:32:00 EST The Texas economy continues to expand. While job growth decelerated in August, the unemployment rate held at a record low, indicating continued tightness in labor markets. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2019/emp190920 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:54:00 EST Incorporating August job growth of 1.8 percent, a downward benchmark revision to first quarter job growth and a slight decrease in the August leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.3 percent this year. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2019/en1909 Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:00:00 EST Oil prices eroded in August but rose sharply in mid-September due to an outage in Saudi Arabia. Total mining employment in Texas continues to weaken. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1909 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:17:00 EST The Austin economy posted a solid performance in July. The Austin Business-Cycle Index has increased strongly in recent months due to rapid job growth and a lower unemployment rate. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1909 Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:02:00 EST The El Paso economy softened in July. Employment slumped, and year-over-year housing sales and trade volumes weakened. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1909 Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:40:00 EST Job growth estimates remain healthy despite a recent downward revision.Manufacturing output has weakened in recent months and jobs in that sector are declining. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2019/dfw1908 Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:15:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth strengthened in July. Payroll employment grew at a rapid clip, and unemployment stayed low. The Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes expanded further. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1908 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:45:00 EST The San Antonio economy grew at a steady pace in July. Tight labor markets persisted, with unemployment rates low and labor force growth tepid. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2019/pb1908 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:41:00 EST Permian Basin total nonfarm employment picked up in July, but year-to-date payrolls remain flat. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2019/tei1908 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:21:00 EST Texas’ economic performance remains solid. The state saw robust job growth in July, and the unemployment rate held steady at a record low, indicating continued tightness in labor markets. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2019/emp190816 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:01:00 EST Incorporating July job growth of 3.4 percent and a slight increase in the leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.6 percent this year. Mexico's Growth Picks Up Slightly in Second Quarter https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2019/1905 Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:57:00 EST Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 0.4 percent in the second quarter after contracting 0.7 percent in the first quarter. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2019/en1908 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 10:46:00 EST Oil prices were mostly flat in July despite rising geopolitical tensions with Iran. West Texas natural gas prices averaged above zero as limited takeaway capacity continues to pressure pricing. Mining employment has leveled off. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1908 Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:10:00 EST The Austin economy posted strong performance in June. The Austin Business-Cycle Index accelerated, though labor force growth remained tepid. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1908 Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:00:00 EST Leading indicators for Houston have slowed in recent months, and building permits for new single-family housing have continued to slide. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1908 Mon, 29 Jul 2019 18:11:00 EST The El Paso economy remained healthy in June. The business-cycle index expanded, and year-to-date employment growth is above average. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1907 Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:12:00 EST The San Antonio economy expanded moderately in June. The unemployment rate rose slightly, and the San Antonio Business-Cycle Index grew marginally above its long-term trend. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2019/dfw1907 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:34:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth strengthened in June. Payroll employment in the second quarter expanded at its fastest rate in over two years. Unemployment remains low, and the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes expanded further. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2019/tei1907 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:08:00 EST Texas’ economic expansion continues to advance. The state posted robust job growth in June, and the unemployment rate dropped to a new record low, indicating further tightening in labor markets. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2019/pb1907 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:13:00 EST Permian Basin total nonfarm employment rose in June, partly due to an increase in the mining, logging and construction sector Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2019/emp190719 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:19:00 EST Incorporating June job growth of 3.9 percent and a slight increase in the leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.5 percent this year. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2019/en1907 Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:46:00 EST Oil prices dipped from May to June. Drilling activity also softened, particularly for shallower wells. However, mining employment accelerated the past few months ahead of a surge in pipeline capacity and in spite of worsening company outlooks. Mexico's Economic Outlook Weakens https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2019/1904 Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:02:00 EST Preliminary revision to Mexico’s first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth suggested a decline of 0.7 percent annualized, up from the initial estimate of a -0.8 percent. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2019/hou1907 Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:11:00 EST Houston business-cycle and leading indexes pointed to a growing economy in May. Employment, particularly mining-related jobs, accelerated, but the U.S. rig count and oil prices have fallen in recent months. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2019/aus1907 Wed, 03 Jul 2019 12:46:00 EST The Austin economy remained healthy in May. The Austin Business-Cycle Index accelerated and remained above its long-term trend. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2019/ep1907 Fri, 28 Jun 2019 18:48:00 EST The El Paso economy continues to expand. The labor market is healthy, with job growth above the long-term average. Existing-home sales are strong, and the median home price has begun to pick up. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2019/sa1906 Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:03:00 EST The San Antonio economy expanded temperately in May. The unemployment rate ticked down further, while the San Antonio Business-Cycle Index decelerated to a pace close to its long-term trend. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2019/dfw1906 Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:03:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth continued in May. Payroll employment rose, and unemployment remained at a 20-year low. The Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes expanded further. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2019/tei1906 Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:08:00 EST Texas economic indicators pointed to continued moderate expansion in May. The state posted solid job growth and record-low unemployment, indicating that labor markets remain tight. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2019/pb1906 Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:49:00 EST Job growth has softened in the Permian Basin as drilling activity has slowed. The rig count has fallen, while oil output continues to rise. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2019/emp190621 Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:49:00 EST Incorporating May job growth of 2.1 percent and a moderate decrease in the leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.3 percent this year. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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.