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  • Federal deficit, tax inequities, entitlement programs vie for lawmakers’ attention

    Alan D. Viard, senior fellow emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute and former senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, discusses federal entitlements and tax policy challenges during an era of rising deficits.

  • Research Department Working Papers

    Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey: Survey Methodology, Performance and Forecast Accuracy

    This paper describes the survey methodology and analyzes the explanatory and predictive power of TMOS indexes with regard to other measures of state economic activity.

  • Improved business outlooks, faster job growth boost Texas outlook

    A majority of Texas Business Outlook Surveys participants expect increasing demand over the next six months, signaling an improving business outlook, even as inflation and wage growth in Texas remain elevated.

  • Texas Economic Indicators

    The Texas economy expanded strongly in February. Payroll growth strengthened and the unemployment rate remained flat as it has for the past seven months, while labor force growth slowed.

  • Texas Economy

    Modest growth continues in Texas service sector

    Texas service sector activity expanded in February after contracting in January, according to business executives responding to the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey.

  • Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey

    Texas factory activity weakened in March after stabilizing in February, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey.

  • Texas Employment Forecast

    The Texas Employment Forecast indicates jobs will increase 2.5 percent (352,800 jobs) in 2024, with an 80 percent confidence band of 1.9 to 3.1 percent.

  • Texas Employment Forecast

    The Texas Employment Forecast indicates jobs will increase 2.2 percent (304,200 jobs added) in 2024, with an 80 percent confidence band of 1.5 to 2.9 percent.

  • Fort Worth works to keep up with population growth

    Dallas Fed President Lorie Logan's 360° in 365 Listening Tour is taking her to communities all around the Eleventh Federal Reserve District. The tour is helping deepen her understanding of the region’s people and economy by adding color and perspective that go beyond official statistics.

  • Texas Economy

    Growth resumes in Texas service sector activity, company outlook improves

    Texas service sector activity expanded in February after contracting in January, according to business executives responding to the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey.