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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Southwest Economy
Spotlight: Texas service sector outlook survey completing the regional economic picture
Jesus Cañas
Emily Kerr
Abstract

The service sector drives the Texas economy, accounting for 59 percent of private-sector output and employing close to 7 million workers. Despite the service sector’s prominence, there are no timely state-level gauges of its activity. To fill this regional data gap, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas began assembling the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey (TSSOS) in 2007. After a four-year collection period, the data have been seasonally adjusted, with public release June 1.


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Jesus Cañas & Emily Kerr, "Spotlight: Texas service sector outlook survey completing the regional economic picture" , Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Southwest Economy, issue Q2, pages 15-, 2011.
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Keywords: Service industries ; Business cycles - Texas
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