Spotlight: 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.
Texas Economy Grows Rapidly Despite Labor, Supply-Chain Constraints
Regional economic activity accelerated sharply in September and October following a summer and early-fall peak of a COVID-19 wave tied to the Delta variant.
Texas Economy’s Rebound Stalls in July after Gains in May, June
The resurgence of COVID-19 in July appears to have reversed economic gains in Texas that emerged when the virus’ frequency abated in May and June.
Once-Oil-Dependent Texas Economy to Keep Growing as Renewable Energy Expands
The negative environmental impacts of global warming have motivated the beginnings of a global transition from traditional fossil fuels to renewable energy.
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.
Failed Background Check, Drug Testing Stall Hiring of Low-Skilled Workers
Many companies seek to add employees as the state economy continues expanding at an above-average pace. But not all can find the workers they need.
Go Figure: Texas Taps into Craft Brewing After Law Change
Insights from Dallas Fed Surveys: Uneven Economic Recovery Likely in Texas
The Dallas Fed’s Texas Business Outlook Surveys (TBOS) show that while recovery continued in some sectors in July, it faltered in others as new COVID-19 cases surged across the state.
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.
Texas Economy Mends in Fits and Starts from Pandemic’s Onslaught
A resurgent COVID-19 outbreak in Texas has stymied a state economic recovery, according to the Texas Business Outlook Surveys and high-frequency data that document activity on a more granular level.