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/ 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. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1808 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:55:00 EST Economic expansion in Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) remained broad based and swift, with the July jobs report showing the metro area growing 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/tei1808 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:59:00 EST Texas’ economic expansion moderated in July. Employment growth softened, and growth in the Texas Business-Cycle Index slowed. The Dallas Fed’s Texas Business Outlook Surveys indicated a pickup in growth and continued optimism but also rising uncertainty. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:02:00 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. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp180817 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:10:00 EST Incorporating July employment growth of 1.3 percent and new leading index data, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.7 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.1 to 3.3 percent. Mexico Posts Negative Growth in Second Quarter but Outlook Stable https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2018/1805 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:25:00 EST Mexico’s economy contracted an annualized 0.4 percent in the second quarter. Nevertheless, the consensus growth forecast for 2018 held steady in June at 2.3 percent. U.S. Economy Appears Well-Positioned for Second Half https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2018/1805 Tue, 07 Aug 2018 13:19:00 EST The U.S. economy entered its 10th year of economic expansion last month, and recent data point to continued economic growth for the second half of the year. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1808 Fri, 03 Aug 2018 16:42:00 EST Recent indicators have been mixed but continue to paint a positive overall picture for the industry. Drilling, well permit applications and production numbers have all plateaued in recent weeks. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1808 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 14:30:00 EST The Austin economy continued to expand at a solid pace in June. The Austin Business-Cycle Index grew near its long-term trend. Although labor markets remained constrained, the metro posted solid employment growth. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1808 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:15:00 EST The professional services sector continues to lead a broad-based acceleration in the Houston economy this year amid strong growth in the local labor force. Construction employment is surging as the existing-home market remains tight. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1807 Fri, 27 Jul 2018 09:49:00 EST The El Paso economy continues to expand as the labor market continues to add jobs and home sales reach record levels. Trade through the El Paso port of entry rose, while maquiladora employment remained steady. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1807 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:00:00 EST Employment growth picked up in the second quarter, and unemployment remains near historic lows. The rig count has stalled, but production continues to grow. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1807 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:29:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy remained mild in June. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index continued to expand, though below its long-term average, as the unemployment rate held at a low level and job growth remained tepid. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1807 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:29:00 EST The Texas economy continued to expand at a solid pace in June. There were strong job gains, and unemployment remained low. The Dallas Fed’s Texas Business Outlook Surveys indicated continued growth in the state’s manufacturing and service-providing sectors. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1807 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:51:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth economy continues to expand. The June jobs report indicated employment growth moderated, with DFW adding jobs at the slowest pace so far this year. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp180720 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:02:00 EST Incorporating June employment growth of 2.8 percent and new leading index data, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 3.0 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.2 to 3.8 percent. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1807 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:21:00 EST Austin economic activity held steady in May. The Austin Business-Cycle Index continued to grow near trend. Job growth accelerated after softening in March and April, while the unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate since the beginning of the year. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1807 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:56:00 EST Drilling activity continues to expand in Texas as prices continue to be favorable. OPEC recently indicated it would increase production, but falling inventories, unplanned outages and limited spare OPEC capacity left the price reaction mixed. Mexico’s First-Quarter Output Revised Up, but Growth Stalls in April https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2018/1804 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:28:00 EST Mexico’s economy grew slightly faster in first quarter 2018 than previously estimated. First-quarter gross domestic product was revised to 4.6 percent, up from the prior estimate of 4.5 percent. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1806 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:57:00 EST The El Paso economy continues to expand. The labor market keeps growing, and homes sales reached near-record levels in May. Trade through the El Paso Port of Entry rose, while maquiladora employment remained steady. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1807 Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:40:00 EST Professional services and manufacturing are leading growth in the Houston economy. The energy sector is expanding at an accelerated pace, leading to strong export growth. Lending at local banks has been outpacing the state and the nation. Healthy gains in the Houston Leading Index and the Houston Business-Cycle Index suggest a continued positive outlook. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1806 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:05:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy held steady in May. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index continued to expand, though below its long-term average, as the unemployment rate fell but job growth remained tepid. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1806 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:00:00 EST The Permian Basin economy continued its rapid expansion in May. Employment surpassed its prebust peak as unemployment fell to a record low. U.S. Economic Picture Unchanged in Second Quarter 2018 https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2018/1804 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:02:00 EST Economic data released since March point to continued growth in economic activity due to robust consumer spending, strong employment growth and diminishing labor market slack. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1806 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:46:00 EST The Dallas-Fort Worth economy continued to expand at a torrid pace. The May jobs report showed the metro area growing at a 3.7 percent annualized rate in the first five months of the year, adding a total of 55,500 net new jobs. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1806 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:45:00 EST The Texas economy continued to expand at a solid pace in May. The state posted strong job gains, and unemployment remained low. The headline indexes of the Dallas Fed's Texas Business Outlook Surveys indicated accelerating growth. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp180615 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:05:00 EST Incorporating May annualized employment growth of 3.2 percent and new leading index data, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 3.3 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.4 to 4.2 percent. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1806 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:47:00 EST Austin economic activity held steady in April. The Austin Business-Cycle Index continued to grow well above trend. Although job growth softened in April, the unemployment rate remained low. Wages continued to rise, aiding home affordability. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1806 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:01:00 EST The higher price environment is driving production and employment growth in the oil and gas industry. Higher prices for crude are also being passed onto consumer fuel prices even as exports remain elevated. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1806 Tue, 29 May 2018 16:24:00 EST Overall, the outlook for Houston remains positive. Recent job growth has been very strong and broad based, and the region is likely to receive a tailwind from continued strength in the U.S. and Texas economies. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1805 Fri, 25 May 2018 10:46:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy picked up in April. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index accelerated to just slightly below its long-term pace as jobs increased and the unemployment rate fell. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1805 Thu, 24 May 2018 11:42:00 EST Although employment contracted in April, the El Paso economy continues to expand. Trade through the El Paso Port of Entry inched down, while maquiladora employment remained steady. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1805 Tue, 22 May 2018 10:05:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic activity accelerated in April, with the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes posting above-trend growth and payroll employment climbing in both metros. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1805 Mon, 21 May 2018 15:05:00 EST The Texas economy continued to post strong growth in April, with total nonfarm employment increasing from the previous month. Activity in the energy sector expanded further, with both the rig count and oil prices increasing. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp180518 Fri, 18 May 2018 13:52:00 EST Incorporating April annualized employment growth of 4.2 percent and gains in the leading index, the Texas Employment Forecast projects jobs will grow 3.6 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.5 to 4.7 percent. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1805 Thu, 17 May 2018 12:08:00 EST Employment increased in the Permian Basin during March while the unemployment rate continued to fall. Oil indicators are showing strength. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/2018/snm1802 Thu, 17 May 2018 17:05:00 EST New Mexico’s labor market expanded in the first quarter, while employment levels in Las Cruces inched down. Trade through the port is rising, and the rig count is well above year-ago levels. Mexico Economy Expands at a Strong Pace in First Quarter https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2018/1803 Tue, 15 May 2018 09:40:00 EST Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annualized 4.5 percent pace in first quarter 2018—its highest quarterly growth since mid-2016. Slower Growth in First Quarter Appears Temporary https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2018/1803 Tue, 08 May 2018 12:04:00 EST The U.S. economy entered 2018 with strong momentum, but it slowed in the first quarter. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1805 Fri, 04 May 2018 17:08:00 EST Texas oil and gas employment and drilling activity continued to grow in March and April. The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude strengthened to its highest monthly average since November 2014. However, pipeline capacity in the Permian may be in short supply over the next year, putting downward pressure on barrels priced in the region and potentially restricting production growth in 2019. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1805 Thu, 03 May 2018 12:59:00 EST Austin economic activity accelerated in March. The Austin Business-Cycle Index grew at its fastest pace since late 2015, bolstered by strong employment growth over the first quarter of this year. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1805 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:24:00 EST Overall, the outlook for Houston remains positive. Coincident and leading indicators continue to suggest healthy growth in activity in the region. Exports are expanding, while real estate and construction data are more mixed. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1804 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:00:00 EST Growth in the San Antonio economy slowed in March. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index decelerated below its long-term pace, primarily due to a decline in jobs and a slight increase in the unemployment rate. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1804 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:37:00 EST Economic activity in El Paso remains solid. Ciudad Juárez maquiladora employment is steady, while employment in El Paso continues to expand. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1804 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:25:00 EST Dallas-Fort Worth economic growth continued to be healthy in March. Payroll employment in the first quarter expanded at its fastest rate in a year and a half. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1804 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:33:00 EST The Texas economy continued to grow at a healthy pace in March. The Texas Business-Cycle Index accelerated for the 24th month in a row, as employment expanded and the unemployment rate held steady at a low level. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp180420 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:37:00 EST Incorporating March employment growth of 2.3 percent and leading index data, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 3.4 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.2 to 4.6 percent. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1804 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:02:00 EST The Permian Basin economy remains robust in terms of employment, energy and housing. Employment expanded for the 18th month in a row during February. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1804 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:32:00 EST The Texas oil and gas sector remained strong through March. Prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil rose slightly in March, staying close to $63 per barrel. Oil production in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford rose again. Texas oil and gas employment spiked up in February and is at its highest level since late 2015. U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports are at an all-time high and projected to increase further this year. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1804 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:34:00 EST Austin economic activity accelerated in February. The Austin Business-Cycle Index grew at its fastest pace since late 2015, bolstered by strong employment growth over the first two months of this year. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1803 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:01:00 EST Economic activity in El Paso remains solid. Ciudad Juárez maquiladora employment is steady, while trade through the Port picked up, led by a strong gain in exports. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1804 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST The outlook for Houston remains positive. Houston has had a robust start to 2018 job growth, broad measures of output have expanded, energy-related activity and related imports have continued to improve, and oil prices remain in a healthy range for the energy industry. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1803 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:09:00 EST The San Antonio economy expanded at a steady pace in February. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index grew slightly above its long-term trend, although job growth was modest and the unemployment rate rose slightly. Fourth-Quarter Growth Revised Down; 2018 Outlook Still Healthy https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2018/1802 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:01:00 EST Although fourth-quarter Mexico gross domestic product (GDP) growth was revised lower, performance was still strong, and this bodes well for 2018. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1803 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:13:00 EST DFW economic growth continued in February, with payroll employment expanding and unemployment staying low. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1803 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:31:00 EST Texas economic growth remained robust in February. The state posted strong job gains, and unemployment remained low. The Texas Leading Index ticked down following several months of strong growth. Home inventories remained low, and home sales rose in the month, while indicators of residential construction were mixed. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1803 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:56:00 EST The Texas oil and gas sector continued to remain strong through February. While prices for West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell slightly in February from a three-year high in January, estimated production in the Permian Basin reached 3 million barrels per day. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp180323 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:31:00 EST Incorporating an upwardly revised January job growth of 4.0 percent, February growth of 3.2 percent and new leading index data, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 3.4 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.1 to 4.7 percent. U.S. Economic Outlook Improves in First Quarter https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2018/1802 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:25:00 EST The economic outlook has slightly improved since January, owing to strong gross domestic product (GDP) and employment growth. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1803 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:03:00 EST Midland and Odessa’s combined nonfarm employment increased to 172,200 during January, and unemployment continued to fall. Oil production grew to over 3 million barrels per day and the rig count continued to rise. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1803 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:40:00 EST Recent economic data remain positive for Houston. January employment growth was healthy, and job growth in 2017 was stronger than initially estimated. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1802 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:36:00 EST The San Antonio economy expanded at a steady pace in January. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index grew slightly above its long-term trend despite weak job growth and an uptick in the unemployment rate. <br /> Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1802 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:23:00 EST Dallas–Fort Worth economic growth was moderate in January. Revised data indicate that DFW employment expanded 2.4 percent in 2017. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1802 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:56:00 EST Texas economic growth remained strong in January. The state posted solid job gains, and unemployment remained low. Texas employment increased at a solid pace in 2017 but slower than estimated prior to the benchmark revision. Texas Employment Forecast https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/forecast/2018/emp180309 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:58:00 EST Incorporating January employment growth of 2.5 percent and leading index data, the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 3.3 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 1.8 to 4.8 percent. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1803 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EST Austin economic growth remained robust in January. According to revised data, employment grew 4.2 percent in 2017, the fastest rate among Texas’ large metro areas. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1802 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:31:00 EST El Paso’s robust labor market has placed pressure on average weekly wages. Home sales and single-family housing permits are expanding, although the median home price remains steady. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1802 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:22:00 EST Wages in the Permian Basin fell for the second quarter in a row after spiking in first quarter 2017. The rig count, crude oil production and oil prices all rose in January. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/2018/snm1801 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:54:00 EST Despite a stagnant labor market, home sales in Las Cruces continue to rise. Trade through the Santa Teresa port is above year-ago levels, and rising oil prices continue to boost production. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1802 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:02:00 EST Prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil went up in January to a three-year high. Permian Basin crude oil production continued to increase as the oil rig count continues to rise. Mexico Economic Growth Rebounds in Fourth Quarter https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2018/1801 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:49:00 EST Mexico’s economic output recovered sharply in the fourth quarter, rising 4.1 percent after falling in the third quarter as a result of the September earthquakes. Data Point to Momentum in GDP Growth as Year Begins https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2018/1801 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:20:00 EST U.S. economic growth slowed in fourth quarter 2017 following two strong quarters. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1802 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:08:00 EST Austin economic growth remained robust in December. The Austin Business-Cycle Index accelerated as job growth remained above trend and the unemployment rate held at a very low level. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1802 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:07:00 EST Economic data were mostly positive for Houston in December. Employment grew, and business-cycle and leading indexes were indicative of healthy economic output and future growth. Construction and real estate metrics were mixed but pointed to a tighter housing market and increased construction ahead. Overall, the outlook for Houston remains positive. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/2018/sa1801 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:08:00 EST The San Antonio economy expanded at a robust pace in December. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index grew at its fastest pace since early 2015. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/2018/ep1801 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:00:00 EST El Paso economic activity continues to climb. Maquiladoras in Ciudad Juárez are still adding jobs, and trade through the El Paso port of entry is steady. Home sales in El Paso remain robust, near all-time highs. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/2018/dfw1801 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:31:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth economy expanded modestly in December. The Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes continued to grow at year end, posting solid growth in 2017. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/2018/tei1801 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:16:00 EST The Texas economy strengthened in 2017. Though Texas employment growth was slower than expected in December, the Texas Leading Index strengthened. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/2018/pb1801 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:22:00 EST Employment in the Permian Basin increased slightly, while unemployment inched up. Production continued its strong trajectory as the rig count continued to tick up. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/2018/en1801 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:17:00 EST Indicators for the Texas oil and gas sector continued to improve in December. Prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil rose in December. Texas oil and gas employment expanded further in November, marking 10 consecutive months of increases. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/2018/aus1801 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:00:00 EST Economic growth in Austin was robust in November. The Austin Business-Cycle Index accelerated as jobs remained strong and the unemployment rate held at a very low level. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/2018/hou1801 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:50:00 EST Houston economic activity continued to improve in November. The Houston Business-Cycle Index ticked up, employment totals surpassed pre-hurricane levels, and mining-related employment increased. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/sa171228 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:31:00 EST The San Antonio economy continued to grow at a steady pace in November. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index expanded above trend as jobs grew and the area unemployment rate stayed at a very low level. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/tei171227 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 18:02:00 EST Texas economic growth was robust in November. The state posted strong job gains, and the unemployment rate fell to a record low for the second month in a row. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/ep171227 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:03:00 EST Economic activity in El Paso remains solid. Maquiladoras in Ciudad Juárez continue to add jobs, and trade through the port remains steady. Home sales in El Paso remain robust, near all-time highs. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/dfw171227 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:59:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth economy expanded at a rapid clip in November. The Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes continued to post above-trend gains, as job growth was strong. Economic Outlook Stable Despite Weaker Third-Quarter Data https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2017/1708 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:20:00 EST The consensus Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for 2018 remained at 2.3 percent despite a downward revision of third quarter 2017 growth. Forecasters are predicting a bounce back in activity in the fourth quarter. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/en1712 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:03:00 EST Positive signs are continuing for the Texas oil and gas sector. Prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil rose in November. Texas oil and gas employment expanded further in October, marking nine consecutive months of increases. Permian Basin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/pb171221 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:57:00 EST Employment in the Permian Basin inched up in October while the unemployment rate fell. In November, Permian Basin production continued to expand while the rig count remained relatively stable. High Growth and Steady Inflation Mark End of 2017 https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2017/1708 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:18:00 EST The general economic picture at year-end 2017 is little changed from earlier in the year, with growth, employment and business confidence remaining strong. OPEC Extends Cuts, Opening Door for U.S. to Gain Further Market Share https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/energyupdate/2017/en1704 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:00:00 EST OPEC and some non-OPEC countries have agreed to extend their output cuts through next year despite losing market share. Crude oil prices have increased roughly 15 percent over the fourth quarter on the back of geopolitical turmoil in the Middle East and in anticipation of the agreement. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/aus171208 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:49:00 EST The Austin economy expanded at a robust pace in October. The Austin Business-Cycle Index continued to grow above its long-term rate, as jobs remained strong and the unemployment rate reached its lowest level since the late 1990s. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/hou171130 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:31:00 EST Recovery from Hurricane Harvey was evident in October data. Employment bounced back, job ads improved, and leading indexes were neutral to positive for job growth ahead. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/sa171124 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:49:00 EST The San Antonio economy grew at a steady pace in October. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index expanded above trend as jobs surged and the area unemployment rate declined to a 16-year low.