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Austin Surges Through Late-2014

Austin, one of the fastest-growing tech metros in the U.S., increased employment at a robust rate through the first three quarters of 2014. In 2014Q3, Austin added more than 9,930 jobs, most of them in the service-producing sector. Yet the … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Improved in September

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index grew in September, increasing 1.2 percentage points to a level of 107.2. September’s reading is 35 points, or 48 percent, above the index cyclical low of 72.6. The index averaged 100.3 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Advanced in August

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index grew in August, increasing 0.7 percentage points to a level of 106.0. August’s reading is 33 points, or 46 percent, above the index cyclical low of 72.6. The index averaged 100.3 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Eased in July

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index took a breather in July, declining 0.7 percentage points to a level of 111.2. July’s reading is 39 points, or 55 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.8. The index averaged 105 points … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Up for the Third Consecutive Month

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index grew 1.1 percentage points in June to a level of 111.9. June’s reading is 40 points, or 56 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index averaged 105 points for all of … Continue reading

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Austin’s Economy Remains Strong

Year-over-year job growth in Austin remains well above the national average after peaking in June 2013. Payroll jobs grew by 12,600 in the first half of 2014 compared to 18,100 in the same period last year. Despite the softer job … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Climbs Again in May

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index advanced 1.7 percentage points in May to a level of 110.8. May’s reading is 39 points, or 55 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index averaged 105 points for all of … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Improves in April

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index advanced 1.4 percentage points in April to a level of 109.2. April’s reading is 38 points, or 52 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index averaged 105 points for all of … Continue reading

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Austin Continues to Grow

Austin, one of the fastest growing tech metros in the U.S., comprises about 8.0 percent of the total nonfarm payroll jobs in Texas. In the first quarter of 2014, Austin added a net of 3,500 nonfarm payroll jobs, about 4,900 … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Declines in March

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index dipped 2.4 percentage points in March to a level of 107.3. March’s reading is 36 points, or 50 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.6. The index averaged 105 points for all of … Continue reading

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