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/ 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. 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. 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. 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. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm Thu, 17 May 2018 18:20:00 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/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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/ep171122 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:30:00 EST Economic activity in El Paso remains solid. Maquiladora activity in Ciudad Juárez is healthy, and the El Paso housing market stayed strong, with sales near all-time highs. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/dfw171121 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:18:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth economy continued to expand in October, with 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/tei171121 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:41:00 EST The Texas economy strengthened in October. The state posted strong job gains, and the unemployment rate fell to a record low. Mexico Posts Negative Growth in Third Quarter https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2017/1707 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:56:00 EST Mexico’s economy contracted an annualized 0.8 percent in the third quarter, in part due to the economic disruption following two major earthquakes. Nevertheless, forecasters are predicting a bounceback in the fourth quarter. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/en1711 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:43:00 EST Positive signs are starting to reappear for the Texas oil and gas sector. Prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil rose in October. Texas oil and gas employment expanded further in September, marking eight consecutive months of increases. Permian Basin Economic Indicators, November 2017 https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/pb171116 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:28:00 EST Employment in the Permian Basin continued to grow in September while the unemployment rate fell. Permian Basin energy indicators were a mixed bag as the rig count contracted but production continued to expand. Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/snm/snm1703 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:05:00 EST Employment in Las Cruces remained relatively unchanged in the first nine months of the year. Home sales continue to show strength, and prices have ticked up. Trade through Santa Teresa has rebounded from a year ago, driven by gains in both imports and exports. U.S. Expansion Stays on Steady Course https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2017/1707 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:56:00 EST Despite recent hurricanes, economic data released since late September point to steady economic growth and underlying momentum through year-end and into 2018. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/aus171102 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:40:00 EST The Austin economy expanded at a robust pace in September. The Austin Business-Cycle Index grew above its long-term trend, buoyed by strong job growth and a further decline in the area unemployment rate. Trade data for 2016 show that Austin exports continued to rise even as they declined for the state overall. El Paso Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/ep171101 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:19:00 EST Economic activity in El Paso remains solid. Nonfarm employment continued to climb in September. Maquiladora activity in Ciudad Juárez is healthy, and the El Paso housing market remains strong, with sales near all-time highs. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/hou171031 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:37:00 EST Hurricane Harvey significantly affected economic activity in Houston at the end of August and through a good portion of September. Available data indicate that recovery is well underway for some sectors. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/sa171026 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:00:00 EST The San Antonio economy continued to grow at a brisk pace in September. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index expanded above trend, as jobs grew moderately and the area unemployment rate declined. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/dfw171024 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:09:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth economy strengthened in September. The Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes expanded further. Job gains were solid last month, and unemployment in both metros fell to its lowest level in a year, pointing to further tightening in labor markets. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/tei171023 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:10:00 EST Texas economic indicators were mixed in September. Employment contracted as a result of the impact of Hurricane Harvey, and exports and existing-home sales weakened in August. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/en1710 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:30:00 EST Prices for both West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil and Henry Hub natural gas rose slightly in September. The WTI–Brent spread widened to the highest level since March 2015 as crude inventories at Cushing rose. Permian Basin Economic Indicators, October 2017 https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/pb/pb171011 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:54:00 EST Permian Basin employment grew in August, and the unemployment rate ticked up. During September, estimated oil production and the rig count rose as did the average monthly price per barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil. 2018 Outlook Unchanged Despite Harvey Impacts https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/energyupdate/2017/en1703 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:05:00 EST The destructive hurricane season that impacted the U.S. and Caribbean this year also threatened the oil and gas sector across the Gulf Coast. Yet only Hurricane Harvey substantially affected the sector, and many of Harvey’s effects are already fading. Austin Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/aus/aus171005 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:23:00 EST The Austin economy expanded at a moderate pace in August. Growth in the Austin Business-Cycle Index continued to fall below its long-term trend as jobs declined in August, although the area unemployment rate remained flat at a low level. Mexico Growth Stalls in July https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/mex/2017/1706 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:58:00 EST Mexico’s economic output contracted in July as the monthly gross domestic product (GDP) measure declined. Before release of the most recent data, the consensus 2017 GDP growth forecast had been revised higher, to 2.2 percent in August from 2 percent in July. El Paso Economic Indicators, September 2017 https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/ep/ep170929 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:50:00 EST Economic activity in El Paso remains solid. Although El Paso posted monthly job losses in August, year-to-date gains are still robust. Houston Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/hou/hou170926 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:15:00 EST The Houston economy continued to expand at a modest, but slower, pace through August. The business-cycle index and employment data were weaker, and the energy industry provided less of a boost to Houston over the summer. National Economy on Solid Footing Before Arrival of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/update/us/2017/1706 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:13:00 EST Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, if taken together, would rank among the costliest weather-related disasters in U.S. history based on the estimated value of destroyed or damaged property and infrastructure. Energy Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/energy/indicators/en1709 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:30:00 EST In August, prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil rose slightly, while natural gas prices fell marginally. San Antonio Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/sa/sa170922 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EST The San Antonio economy accelerated in August. The San Antonio Business-Cycle Index expanded at its fastest pace since 2016, as the area unemployment rate held flat but job growth surged. Dallas-Fort Worth Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/dfw/dfw170919 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:58:00 EST The Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) economy continued to expand in August. Job growth was modest, and the unemployment rate edged up in both metros. Texas Economic Indicators https://www.dallasfed.org:443/research/indicators/tei/tei170918 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EST The Texas economy expanded in August. Employment rose and unemployment declined. The impact of Hurricane Harvey (which made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25) was not reflected in the August employment figures, as payroll data are typically collected around the 12th day of the month. The Texas Business Outlook Surveys suggested continued growth.