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Table A1
Texas Economic Indicators
Indicator Latest
Previous
One Year
Prior to
Latest
Percent Change
Since Previous
  Month Month 2000 Month Year
CURRENT TEXAS INDICATORS
Nonfarm Employment (thousands) 9,626.4* 9,625.2 9,385.6 0.0 2.6
Goods
1,819.8* 1,817.9 1,791.7 0.1 1.6
   Mining
157.9* 155.5 148.5 1.5 6.3
   Construction
578.6* 576.1 558.5 0.4 3.6
   Manufacturing
1,083.3* 1,086.3 1,084.7 -0.3 -0.1
Services
7,806.6* 7,807.3 7,593.9 0.0 2.8
 
Unemployment Rate (percent, 3-month moving average) 4.1* 3.9 4.5 0.2 -0.4
Rig Count (NSA) 500** 481 310 4.0 61.3
Consumer Price Index (Houston-Dallas/Ft. Worth CMSA average) 164.3* 164.0 158.0 0.2 4.0
Industrial Production Index (1987=100) 154.0 154.2 150.4 -0.1 2.4
Sales Tax Receipts (million$, fiscal year-to-date) 10,925.6** 9,564.5 10,376.9 NA 5.3
Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Receipts (million$, fiscal year-to-date) 1,887.1** 1,657.0 1,834.7 NA 2.9
 
LEADING TEXAS AND U.S. ECONOMICINDICATORS
Texas Composite Leading Economic Indicator Index (Jan 1981=100) 158.4* 158.9 159.9 -0.3 -0.9
Texas Initial Claims for Unemployment Compensation 81,293* 73,086 55,425 11.2 46.7
Texas Average Manufacturing Hours per Week 42.5* 43.1 43.6 -1.3 -2.5
Texas Help Wanted Index (1989=100) 94.5* 100.4 137.3 -5.9 -31.2
Texas Retail Sales (million$) 19,010* 18,887 18,291 0.7 3.9
Texas Taxable Oil Price ($/barrel) 24.81* 24.88 24.93 -0.3 -0.5
Texas Stock Index (December 1997=100) 118.4* 111.2 137.1 6.5 -13.6
Texas Housing Permits (3-month moving average) 12,023* 12,070 11,091 -0.4 8.4
Texas New Business Incorporations (3-month moving average) 4,544* 4,690 4,892 -3.1 -7.1
West South Central States Consumer Confidence Index (1985=100) 122.7* 122.8 140.9 -0.1 -12.9
U.S. Leading Economic Indicator Index (1987=100) 108.7* 108.6 110.5 0.1 -1.6
 
Notes: Figures are seasonally adjusted, except for oil prices, sales tax receipts, the rig count, motor vehicle sales and the consumer price index. Texas industrial production is a Comptroller estimate based on U.S. industrial production and relative Texas-to-U.S. employment in manufacturing and mining.
*April 2001       **May 2001
SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller; Texas Workforce Commission; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Bureau of the Census; Texas Secretary of State; Baker-Hughes, Inc.; and, The Conference Board.