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ADP payroll processing data can provide early look at Texas job growth

A monthly estimate of state job growth prepared by payroll processor ADP is a reliable advance indicator of changes in official employment data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ADP figures are useful in providing timely analysis of the Texas economy.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q2 , Pages 10-13

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Texas Economy Shifting into Second Gear in 2017

Amid an energy sector recovery in the second half of 2016, the Texas economy is positioned to return to its long-term pace of growth this year. However, a significant change in oil prices or further weaknesses in manufacturing remain risks to the outlook.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q1 , Pages 3-7

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Texas Economy Starts 2018 Firing on All Cylinders

Aided by the oil and gas sector?s recovery, the Texas economy rebounded in 2017 and is poised to expand at a faster pace in 2018. However, tight labor markets, disruptions to trade, and potential oil price declines pose risks to the outlook.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q1 , Pages 14-17

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Go Figure: Texas Taps into Craft Brewing After Law Change

Southwest Economy , Issue Q2 , Pages 19-19

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New Technology Boosts Texas Firms' Output, Alters Worker Mix

A Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas survey of manufacturing and services firms in Texas found that as companies adopt new technologies, the number of workers is little changed though the employees? skill levels shift. While some manufacturers see tighter margins as a result of technology and globalization, service sector firms may realize increased pricing power.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q3 , Pages 3-6

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Noteworthy: income, agriculture, health care

Southwest Economy , Issue Q4 , Pages 14-14

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Texas Facing Historically Tight Labor Markets, Constraining Growth

Texas labor markets have become very tight in recent years following steady post-Great Recession job growth. Labor force expansion, once fueled by migration, has eased, and businesses report that they cannot find sufficient numbers of workers to expand?particularly for middle-skill positions. This has constrained economic growth and pressured wages higher.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q2 , Pages 3-6

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Go Figureā€”If Texas Were a Country ...

Southwest Economy , Issue Q3 , Pages 19-19

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Texas facing economic headwinds in 2015

Texas job growth is likely to slow in 2015 from last year?s rapid pace as the state economy absorbs the impact of collapsing energy prices that have curtailed oil patch activity.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q1 , Pages 3-7

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Wind and Solar Power: Perfect When Paired in Texas

As wind and solar power generation becomes more competitive economically relative to conventional coal and natural gas generation, states will likely increase their dependence on such renewable sources.
Southwest Economy , Issue Q3 , Pages 22-22

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