2016

Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, August 2016 image
Updated: August 23, 2016
The El Paso economy grew in July. Total nonfarm jobs rose an annualized 2.6 percent from June, and the local housing market remains robust. Maquiladoras continue to post strong growth, and trade flows ticked up.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, August 2016 image
Updated: August 22, 2016
The Texas economy's performance was mixed in July. Employment expanded but unemployment rose. Existing-home sales fell in July, while housing prices and inventories increased. Exports broadly declined in the second quarter
Economic Indicators
Permian Basin Economic Indicators, August 2016 image
Updated: August 10, 2016
The Permian Basin economy remains sluggish, although job losses have paused. The stable job market has also brought steadiness to the housing market. While average weekly wages have fallen, Midland’s wages are still above the state average and Odessa's are just slightly below.
Economic Indicators
Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators, Second Quarter 2016 image
Updated: August 8, 2016
Santa Teresa, and its growing international trade activity, continues to be a strong performer in the southern New Mexico economy. Meanwhile, sustained low commodity prices are slowing other regional economies in the southern part of the state.
Research Publications
Texas Employment Revised Down in First Quarter, Rebounds in Second
Updated: July 29, 2016
Texas employment grew at a 1.1 percent annualized rate in June; however, a big downward revision to first-quarter job growth resulted in a year-to-date decline of 0.1 percent on an annual basis.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, July 2016 image
Updated: July 27, 2016
The El Paso economy has slowed from the strong growth seen in 2015. Total nonfarm jobs have been declining since December. However, despite the slowing labor market, the housing market is solid. Maquiladoras continue to post strong growth, but trade flows have slowed.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, July 2016 image
Updated: July 25, 2016
Economic Indicators
Permian Basin Economic Indicators, July 2016 image
Updated: July 19, 2016
The dependence on the energy sector continues to subdue the Permian Basin economy. Job losses have stabilized, but the unemployment rate remains well above year-ago levels. Retail sales have declined in both Midland and Odessa. The Odessa housing market appears to be harder hit than Midland’s.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, June 2016 image
Updated: June 28, 2016
The El Paso economy continues to expand. Home sales remain strong, while median home prices continue to dip. Trade through the ports has slowed despite robust maquiladora activity.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, June 2016 image
Updated: June 20, 2016
The Texas economy expanded in May. Payroll employment grew slightly during the month, and unemployment held steady.
Research Publications
Texas Economy Faces Cross Currents
Updated: June 17, 2016
The Texas economy has seen slight improvement on net, but overall presents a mixed picture. On the upside, employment growth rebounded in April after nearly halting in March.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, May 2016 image
Updated: May 25, 2016
The El Paso economy expanded in April, and jobs grew at an annualized rate of 2.1 percent. Trade through the port ticked down in March despite strong maquiladora activity.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, May 2016 image
Updated: May 23, 2016
The Texas economy expanded in April. Payroll employment grew during the month, although unemployment edged up. The Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey production index continued to be positive, but housing starts declined in March. Exports rose in the first quarter after two consecutive quarters of decline, and the estimated value of the Texas Leading Index increased in April.
Economic Indicators
Southern New Mexico Economic Indicators, First Quarter 2016 image
Updated: May 6, 2016
Santa Teresa and its growing international trade activity continue to be highlights in the southern New Mexico economy. Meanwhile, sustained low commodity prices are slowing other local economies in the southern part of the state.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, May 3, 2016 image
Updated: May 3, 2016
The El Paso economy expanded in March. Trade through the ports remains strong, likely boosted by robust maquiladora activity. In the first quarter, El Paso added jobs at an annualized rate of 2.1 percent, faster than the state’s job gain of 1.4 percent.
Research Publications
Regional Growth Continues to Stagnate
Updated: April 28, 2016
Texas employment growth decelerated further in March to a 0.1 percent annualized rate.
Annual Report 2015
After the Boom: Texas Economy Downshifts in Energy Bust
Updated: April 20, 2016
While the global oil price collapse has slowed Texas' economic growth, the state is in a much better position to weather the storm than it was during the 1980s recession and banking crisis, according to the Dallas Fed's 2015 Annual Report.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, April 18, 2016 image
Updated: April 18, 2016
The Texas economy continued to slow in March. Payroll employment remained relatively flat during the month, and unemployment held steady.
Crossroads, Issue 1 - 2016
Crossroads: U.S. - Mexico Manufacturing: Back in the Race? image
Updated: April 11, 2016
Since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), trade between the U.S. and Mexico has seen tremendous growth, increasing from approximately $160 billion in 1994 to currently over $530 billion.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, March 2016 image
Updated: March 28, 2016
The Texas economy moderated in February. Payroll employment inched up during the month, and unemployment ticked down.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, March 22, 2016 image
Updated: March 23, 2016
The El Paso economy expanded in January. Payroll employment grew at a pace of 4.4 percent, higher than the state’s 2.4 percent. Despite strong employment gains, January home sales ticked down, and although Ciudad Juárez maquiladora employment remains robust, trade flows slowed.
Research Publications
Regional Growth Decelerates in Oil-Dependent Areas
Updated: March 18, 2016
The regional economy continues to expand, but recent data suggest that growth likely decelerated in February relative to January.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, Mar. 2016 image
Updated: March 7, 2016
The Texas economy expanded in January. Payroll employment increased during the month, and unemployment ticked down.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, Feb. 2016 image
Updated: February 23, 2016
The El Paso economy expanded in 2015 as payroll employment grew 2.5 percent, faster than the state's 1.4 percent pace. Housing affordability ticked up in the last quarter of the year. January trade flows also increased as maquiladora activity in Ciudad Juarez remained robust.
Special Report
At the Heart of Texas: Cities’ Industry Clusters Drive Growth
Updated: February 17, 2016
This special report is a comprehensive look at the industry clusters, history and demographics shaping eight of Texas' key metropolitan areas: Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, McAllen, Midland-Odessa and San Antonio. For each city, the report's authors identify the dominant industry clusters--those that exceed the national average in their share of employment--that drive that city's economy.
Research Publications
Signs That Slower Growth Will Persist in the Regional Economy
Updated: February 1, 2016
The Eleventh District economy continued its modest growth through the end of 2015 even as the near-term outlook dimmed.
Economic Indicators
Permian Basin Economic Indicators, Fourth Quarter 2015 image
Updated: January 27, 2016
The Permian Basin economy continued to weaken in the fourth quarter as West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices fell over 20 percent. The drop in drilling activity has led to job cuts, moving the unemployment rate higher. The sluggish job market continues to dampen both regional retail sales and the housing market.
Economic Indicators
El Paso Economic Indicators, Jan. 2016 image
Updated: January 27, 2016
The El Paso economy expanded in 2015. Payroll employment grew at a 2.5 percent pace, higher than the state's 1.4 percent.
Economic Indicators
Texas Economic Indicators, Jan. 2016 image
Updated: January 25, 2016
The Texas economy expanded in December. Payroll employment increased during the month; however, unemployment continued to edge up. Housing starts climbed in November, and home sales strengthened in December. November exports continued to fall, and the estimated value of the Texas Leading Index dipped further in December following November's decline.

 

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