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Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

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  • Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey
  • Texas Retail Outlook Survey
June 2014
 

Click on links in the table for greater details. Historical data are available from January 2007 to the most current release month.

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
16.9
13.1
+3.8
Increasing
56
31.6
53.7
14.7
Employment
16.5
13.8
+2.7
Increasing
52
23.6
69.3
7.1
Part-time employment
6.1
3.4
+2.7
Increasing
8
10.4
85.3
4.3
7.3
4.9
+2.4
Increasing
5
11.1
85.1
3.8
Wages and benefits
20.8
17.0
+3.8
Increasing
61
22.7
75.4
1.9
Input prices
24.0
29.6
-5.6
Increasing
62
26.3
71.4
2.3
Selling prices
11.7
8.0
+3.7
Increasing
43
16.0
79.7
4.3
Capital expenditures
14.1
16.3
-2.2
Increasing
58
20.4
73.4
6.3
General Business Conditions
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
17.0
8.7
+8.3
Improving
34
23.2
70.6
6.2
General business activity
21.1
10.3
+10.8
Improving
32
28.6
63.9
7.5
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Revenue
50.6
44.7
+5.9
Increasing
64
57.3
36.0
6.7
Employment
34.5
33.5
+1.0
Increasing
63
37.6
59.4
3.1
Part-time employment
13.4
12.0
+1.4
Increasing
24
18.7
76.0
5.3
8.4
9.3
-0.9
Increasing
7
13.2
82.0
4.8
Wages and benefits
42.9
38.7
+4.2
Increasing
90
43.9
55.1
1.0
Input prices
46.5
43.8
+2.7
Increasing
90
48.2
50.0
1.7
Selling prices
28.8
23.4
+5.4
Increasing
62
34.3
60.2
5.5
Capital expenditures
32.3
27.9
+4.4
Increasing
63
38.8
54.8
6.5
General Business Conditions
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
29.1
22.9
+6.2
Improving
34
34.1
60.9
5.0
General business activity
28.7
24.2
+4.5
Improving
33
35.5
57.7
6.8

*Indicator direction refers to this month's index. If index is positive (negative), indicator is increasing (decreasing) or improving (worsening). If zero, indicator is unchanged.
**Number of months moving in current direction.
Data have been seasonally adjusted as necessary.

June 2014
 

Click on links in the table for greater details. Historical data are available from January 2007 to the most current release month.

Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
16.0
16.4
-0.4
Increasing
12
33.1
49.7
17.1
Employment
19.5
8.2
+11.3
Increasing
35
25.1
69.3
5.6
Part-time employment
1.8
4.1
-2.3
Increasing
7
7.5
86.8
5.7
Hours worked
4.5
-5.4
+9.9
Increasing
1
10.1
84.3
5.6
Wages and benefits
14.3
12.0
+2.3
Increasing
40
17.6
79.1
3.3
Input prices
13.2
24.8
-11.6
Increasing
47
16.9
79.4
3.7
Selling prices
17.8
19.6
-1.8
Increasing
23
19.9
78.0
2.1
Capital expenditures
3.6
15.7
-12.1
Increasing
8
10.7
82.1
7.1
Inventories
16.1
19.8
-3.7
Increasing
29
26.5
63.1
10.4
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
20.0
11.5
+8.5
Increasing
37
35.2
49.6
15.2
Internet sales
5.0
7.9
-2.9
Increasing
5
10.0
85.0
5.0
Catalog sales
0.0
-6.3
+6.3
No Change
1
6.1
87.9
6.1
General Business Conditions, Retail
Current (versus previous month)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
30.3
11.3
+19.0
Improving
14
35.1
60.1
4.8
General business activity
30.3
10.7
+19.6
Improving
14
39.3
51.7
9.0
Business Indicators Relating to Facilities and Products in Texas, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Increase
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Decrease
Retail Activity in Texas
Sales
42.9
41.2
+1.7
Increasing
64
53.1
36.7
10.2
Employment
26.3
10.9
+15.4
Increasing
54
37.3
51.7
11.0
Part-time employment
2.0
10.2
-8.2
Increasing
12
18.3
65.4
16.3
Hours worked
4.2
11.3
-7.1
Increasing
27
13.1
78.0
8.9
Wages and benefits
40.7
34.2
+6.5
Increasing
66
44.5
51.7
3.8
Input prices
37.7
34.1
+3.6
Increasing
62
41.5
54.7
3.8
Selling prices
39.6
34.8
+4.8
Increasing
62
43.4
52.8
3.8
Capital expenditures
24.6
24.0
+0.6
Increasing
39
34.0
56.6
9.4
Inventories
25.0
15.8
+9.2
Increasing
55
37.8
49.4
12.8
Companywide Retail Activity
Sales
38.7
37.2
+1.5
Increasing
63
49.8
39.1
11.1
Internet sales
34.2
28.5
+5.7
Increasing
63
34.2
65.8
0.0
Catalog sales
7.6
21.1
-13.5
Increasing
8
8.8
90.0
1.2
General Business Conditions, Retail
Future (six months ahead)
Indicator Jun
Index
May
Index
Change Indicator
Direction*
Trend**
(months)
%
Reporting
Improved
%
Reporting
No Change
%
Reporting
Worsened
Company outlook
35.8
29.4
+6.4
Improving
63
39.0
57.8
3.2
General business activity
32.7
25.6
+7.1
Improving
33
35.1
62.5
2.4

*Indicator direction refers to this month's index. If index is positive (negative), indicator is increasing (decreasing) or improving (worsening). If zero, indicator is unchanged.
**Number of months moving in current direction.
Data have been seasonally adjusted as necessary.

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