Category Archives: San Antonio

San Antonio’s Oil-Fueled Growth To Ease

Eagle Ford shale oil development in the San Antonio region has spurred strong economic growth through the high multiplier effect of drilling activities on local businesses including manufacturing industries, transportation, grocery stores and restaurants. However, the recent decline of oil … Continue reading

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San Antonio Maintains Strong Growth

San Antonio’s economic growth remains strong in the aftermath of booming Eagle Ford Shale drilling activity. According to EOG Resources Inc., the estimated Eagle Ford oil reserve potential increased by 250 percent since the discovery in 2010 (including a recent … Continue reading

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San Antonio Maintains Robust Economic Outlook

San Antonio, the staging point for the Eagle Ford Shale development, comprises about 8.0 percent of the total nonfarm payroll jobs in the entire state of Texas. In the first quarter of 2014, San Antonio added a net of 4,400 … Continue reading

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San Antonio Poised for Moderate Economic Growth in 2014

The San Antonio MSA has benefited greatly from the Eagle-Ford Shale. The area will continue to benefit from the energy boom in 2014 albeit at a slower pace. Drilling activity moderated in second half of 2012 through 2013 as natural … Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Economic Outlook Moderately Positive

The San Antonio metro area economy has benefited tremendously from the development of the nearby Eagle-Ford Shale oil and gas reserves. Its economy is driven by a dynamic oil and natural gas industry, diverse manufacturing, financial services, and a proliferating … Continue reading

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San Antonio Growing but Cooler

Payroll employment growth in the San Antonio metro area is easing off its previously robust rate. Year over year growth eased in the first half of 2013 from its four-and-a-half year high of 2.6 percent in 2012Q4. The payroll employment … Continue reading

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Lower Natural Gas Prices Temper San Antonio’s Outlook

Job growth in San Antonio slowed to an annualized rate of 1.3 percent in Q4, following a 5.1 percent spike in payrolls in the first quarter of the year. The San Antonio labor market’s second half performance brought the area’s … Continue reading

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San Antonio Outlook Moderates on Lower Gas Prices

Labor market growth in San Antonio eased to a an average 1.9 percent annualized rate in Q2 and Q3, following a 5.1 percent spike in payrolls in the first quarter of the year. Even so, San Antonio remains well above … Continue reading

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San Antonio Strong but Exposed to Lower Gas Prices

San Antonio’s labor market saw a year-over-year jobs gain of 5.1 percent in the first quarter of 2012. Although regional job growth moderated to a 1.9 percent annual pace in Q2, San Antonio was still well ahead of average. Healthy … Continue reading

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San Antonio Spurred By Energy Growth

After cooling somewhat over the second half of 2011, the San Antonio labor market is poised to show strong gains in early 2012. San Antonio’s February unemployment rate of 6.7 percent is 1.4 percentage points below the nation’s March level.  … Continue reading

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