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Spotlight: firms expect health act to raise labor costs
Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey: Survey Methodology and Performance
The Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey (TSSOS) and Texas Retail Outlook Survey (TROS) are monthly surveys of service sector and retail firms in Texas conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. TSSOS and TROS track the Texas private services sector, including general service businesses, retailers and wholesalers. The surveys provide invaluable information on regional economic conditions?information that Dallas Fed economists and the Bank president use in the formulation of monetary policy. This paper describes the survey?s methodology and analyzes the explanatory and predictive power of ...
Getting prices right: addressing Mexico’s history of fuel subsidies
In recent years, Mexico?s retail gasoline and diesel prices lagged behind skyrocketing crude oil prices, creating a de facto government subsidy.
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Spotlight: Rising Education Helps Explain Hispanic Household Income Growth in Texas
Hispanic household income has grown considerably in real (inflation-adjusted) terms in Texas and the U.S. during recent years.
Texas Retail in the Doldrums; Brick-and-Mortar Stores Take the Brunt
Texas retailers have confronted a pair of challenges. First, the 2015?16 oil bust depressed personal income, while a stronger dollar weakened demand for goods along the border. Second, amid the Texas economy?s recovery, brick-and-mortar retailers have been losing business to internet sales.
Once-robust wage growth stops as Texas economy slows
Average weekly wages in Texas have dropped below the national average for the first time in four years, part of a broader trend in energy states, where wages are flat to declining.
Snapshot: Texas growth conference series