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Author:Smith, Chloe N. 

Texas Economy Soft in January, but Outlook Optimistic for Later in 2021

Regional economic conditions appeared to deteriorate in January after picking up at year-end, data show. Nonetheless, there is optimism regarding the outlook for growth later this year.
Dallas Fed Economics

Services, Construction Lead Texas as Manufacturing, Energy Soften

Sluggish growth in manufacturing is attributable to softening demand for durables, which appears tied to a slowing energy sector.
Dallas Fed Economics

Texas Economy Improves Despite Lagging Sectors as COVID-19 Cases Decline

Continued growth is projected for the rest of the year, but it may be somewhat restrained by the expiration of federal stimulus programs and election uncertainty.
Dallas Fed Economics

Journal Article
Go Figure: Vehicle Sales Highlight Surprising Resilience in Spending During Pandemic

Texas truck/SUV sales held steady while car sales declined steeply amid the recession caused by COVID-19.
Southwest Economy , Issue Third Quarter

Texas Economic Activity Sharply Falls in Wake of COVID-19

Virus containment measures have prompted unprecedented declines in demand and triggered mass layoffs, shaking business and consumer confidence.
Dallas Fed Economics

Journal Article
Small Business Hardships Highlight Relationship with Lenders in COVID-19 Era

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted normal small business operations and will likely limit the ability of many enterprises to stay financially afloat. Although lenders have become better equipped to evaluate risks and serve small businesses, the supply of credit tends to shrink during economic downturns.
Southwest Economy , Issue Second Quarter

Texas Economy Keeps Growing Despite More Pessimistic Outlook

The regional economy is growing at a moderate pace, and labor markets remain tight. However, the outlook among Texas firms has deteriorated due to concern about tariffs, trade policy uncertainty and slowing global growth.
Dallas Fed Economics

Without Immigration, U.S. Economy Will Struggle to Grow

Slowing labor force growth is the product of a number of factors—the aging of the U.S. population, retiring baby boomers and declining birth rates. But another element is immigration.
Dallas Fed Economics

Journal Article
Go Figure: Assessing the Cost of Longer Border Wait Times

Wait times spiked in spring 2019 when Customs and Border Patrol resources were diverted away from border crossings.
Southwest Economy , Issue Fouth Quarter

Journal Article
Go Figure: Migrant Apprehensions at U.S.–Mexico Border Spike in 2019

Apprehensions of migrants at the U.S. southern border surged in spring 2019.
Southwest Economy , Issue First Quarter




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