Is Wage Growth Higher than We Think?
There is always widespread interest in the degree to which the U.S. labor market generates higher pay for workers. A standard measure of wage growth suggests that this expansion is not improving the standard of living of workers, but our analysis reveals that actual wage growth is understated.
Cost of Texas’ 2021 Deep Freeze Justifies Weatherization
Our analysis indicates winterizing for extreme winter weather events appears financially reasonable.
Economics of Love: Rejection Worth Chance at Dream Date
With the advance of social networks and increasing prevalence of online dating, the question of how men and women match up has gained importance in economics and society.
Texas Economic Activity Suddenly Contracts in March; Outlook Worsens Due to COVID-19
The economic downturn in Texas has begun, recent data suggest.
Corporate Indebtedness: Improving Financial Stability Monitoring
U.S. nonfinancial corporate credit has been identified as an area where growth in the quantity of debt and deterioration in the quality of underwriting could be a source of concern.
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.
Early Mandated Social Distancing Does Best to Control COVID–19 Spread
Voluntary social distancing and a lack of compliance with mandated polices have led to unnecessarily high infection rates and death tolls in a number of countries.
Dallas Fed Mobility and Engagement Index Gives Insight into COVID-19’s Economic Impact
To gain insight into the economic impact of the pandemic, we developed an index of mobility and engagement, based on geolocation data collected from a large sample of mobile devices.
Hours Worked by Women Age 55 to 61 Confound Labor Market Analysis
The seemingly anomalous low LIUR of one particular demographic group poses a challenge for assessing the extent to which the U.S. economy is currently close to full employment.
Trade Tensions Cloud Outlook as Texas Experiences Moderate Growth
The region’s moderate expansion continues, despite a weakening outlook. Job gains were solid in May, with most industries and major metros adding to payrolls, and labor markets remaining historically tight.