Category Archives: Texas

Texas Index Higher in October

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index rose 0.6 points in October, to a level of 99.5. The October index reading is 28 points, or 39 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index has averaged 98 points thus … 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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North Texas Economy Solid Heading Into Year-End

Job growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex remained well above the U.S. average at the start of the fourth quarter. In October North Texas posted 2.3 percent year-over-year job growth, while the U.S. average stood at 1.5 percent. In another … Continue reading

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Texas Index Up Slightly in September

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index ticked up 0.2 points in September, to a level of 98.9. The September index reading is 27 points, or 38 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index has averaged 98 points … Continue reading

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Texas Index Edges Lower in August

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index dipped 0.3 points in August, to a level of 98.7. The August index reading is 27 points, or 38 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index has averaged 98 points thus … Continue reading

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Texas Economy Expands in July

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index rose 0.5 points in July, increasing to a level of 99.0. The July index reading is 27 points, or 38 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index has averaged 97 points … Continue reading

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Texas Economy Resets in June

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index declined by 0.4 points in June, to a level of 98.5. The June index reading is 27 points, or 37 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.7. The index has averaged 97 points … 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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North Texas Economy Shaky Through Q2, Growth to Resume

Job growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex stalled in the second quarter of 2012, but is expected to resume in the second half of this year. Contributing to the soft patch was the now-resolved strike at Lockheed Martin in Fort … Continue reading

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Houston Still Energized

Houston is the fastest growing major metropolitan area in the U.S. in terms of payroll job creation, up 3.4 percent on a year-to-year basis this June.  As the center of the global petroleum industry, Houston has benefitted from sustained high … Continue reading

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