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Appendix: Table A7
Texas, Regional and U.S. Leading Economic Indicators, By Month: April 1994 to April 1999
                               Texas                                                           West South   U. S.    Composite
                  Texas       Average    Texas   Texas  Taxable                               Central Stat Leading    Leading
                Initial    Manufacturing Help-   Retail   Oil    Texas    Texas    Texas New    Consumer   Economic  Economic
              Unemployment   Workweek    Wanted  Sales   Price   Stock   Housing   Business    Confidence Indicator  Indicator
Year/Month       Claims       (Hours)   Index 1  (Mil$) ($/BBL) Index 2  Permits Incorporation  Index 3    Index 4    Index 5
  1994   Apr     64,778        43.8      123.9   12,492  14.09   34.75    9,229      3,198        92.8      101.3      121.8
         May     68,849        43.3      123.9   12,390  15.46   32.57    6,834      3,348        85.9      101.3      121.3
         Jun     66,453        43.3      127.5   12,701  17.06   31.40    7,452      3,541       100.6      101.3      122.1
         Jul     61,945        43.2      127.8   12,571  17.81   31.29    6,394      3,385        95.8      101.1      122.2
         Aug     67,181        43.1      127.7   12,829  16.06   32.16    8,068      3,719        89.3      101.3      122.1
         Sep     65,994        43.0      131.4   12,962  15.08   31.47    9,119      3,624        91.0      101.4      122.4
         Oct     62,202        42.8      134.8   12,971  14.45   32.83    6,641      3,522        97.7      101.4      122.8
         Nov     67,788        42.7      136.2   13,174  15.90   30.47    8,490      3,601       106.2      101.4      123.0
         Dec     64,251        42.7      144.1   13,462  15.44   30.27    8,607      3,761       111.1      101.4      123.7
  1995   Jan     64,986        43.1      134.0   13,319  16.70   29.75    8,267      3,656       107.1      101.3      123.5
         Feb     62,301        43.0      137.0   13,352  17.36   29.96    9,148      3,644       107.7      100.9      123.8
         Mar     66,129        42.9      136.0   13,651  16.93   31.30    7,423      3,616       107.2      100.6      123.8
         Apr     61,080        42.6      135.5   13,309  17.63   33.48    6,671      3,188       105.4      100.5      123.9
         May     66,516        42.8      136.6   13,714  17.17   34.53    8,876      3,723       108.2      100.4      124.2
         Jun     68,944        42.7      135.2   13,907  16.72   37.36    8,414      3,804       100.6      100.4      124.1
         Jul     61,061        42.8      132.0   13,705  15.65   39.27    8,629      3,578       108.2      100.6      124.6
         Aug     69,951        42.6      136.6   13,850  15.66   40.16    8,484      3,799       112.1      100.9      124.7
         Sep     66,237        42.9      138.1   13,931  15.83   41.18    9,220      3,552       106.8      101.0      125.1
         Oct     64,705        43.0      135.7   13,624  14.13   41.12    9,490      3,759       101.2      100.9      125.0
         Nov     66,842        43.0      133.7   13,710  15.78   41.51    9,288      3,989       113.7      100.9      125.3
         Dec     57,286        42.6      133.8   13,721  17.26   41.41    8,240      3,511       106.3      101.1      125.5
  1996   Jan     66,473        42.9      138.9   14,113  17.59   40.14   10,151      3,889        85.4      100.6      125.1
         Feb     67,338        43.0      130.8   14,608  17.58   41.63    9,050      3,814       111.4      101.3      125.9
         Mar     57,432        42.8      134.5   14,027  19.79   43.04    8,777      3,616       122.6      101.5      126.5
         Apr     65,799        42.9      134.6   14,249  21.51   44.18    9,285      3,812       114.1      101.8      126.4
         May     63,980        42.9      133.8   14,448  18.38   44.63   10,355      3,791       113.1      102.0      126.6
         Jun     57,100        43.2      131.2   13,731  19.18   45.03    9,347      3,518       114.0      102.2      126.9
         Jul     65,726        43.3      132.7   14,226  20.25   41.05   10,367      3,807       118.4      102.3      127.0
         Aug     60,030        43.3      132.6   14,279  20.35   42.69    9,534      3,925       119.5      102.3      127.4
         Sep     59,680        43.1      133.1   14,041  21.82   44.15    7,978      3,819       123.2      102.4      127.6
         Oct     64,616        43.0      134.9   14,685  21.10   47.06    9,118      4,002       128.1      102.4      127.8
         Nov     61,172        43.1      143.9   14,465  21.27   51.22   10,701      3,681       116.6      102.5      128.2
         Dec     65,386        43.8      128.8   14,079  22.44   51.15   12,872      3,513       118.3      102.6      128.1
  1997   Jan     65,346        42.2      141.6   14,496  23.49   56.06    9,375      4,409       122.7      102.9      128.2
         Feb     65,199        43.4      141.6   14,615  21.13   57.02    9,344      3,884       120.4      103.4      128.8
         Mar     58,510        43.6      143.1   14,608  19.20   56.59    9,848      3,690       129.3      103.4      129.5
         Apr     66,147        43.5      146.7   14,466  17.84   59.49   10,640      4,135       127.0      103.4      129.4
         May     62,606        43.5      144.7   14,433  18.45   68.17    9,138      3,969       137.3      103.6      130.0
         Jun     60,922        43.3      144.6   14,549  17.89   71.05   10,217      3,779       137.6      103.7      130.2
         Jul     63,867        43.3      146.6   14,696  17.86   85.58   10,160      4,132       129.2      104.1      130.3
         Aug     63,014        43.7      144.7   14,731  17.96   85.19   10,079      3,770       135.8      104.2      130.8
         Sep     64,101        43.7      152.8   14,702  17.11   94.21   11,966      3,957       135.2      104.4      131.2
         Oct     60,527        43.8      151.0   14,696  17.23   91.81   10,813      4,375       134.2      104.6      131.5
         Nov     57,670        43.8      150.7   14,730  17.12   92.61   10,247      3,654       140.6      104.7      131.8
         Dec     58,146        44.0      144.0   14,756  15.40   101.20  11,480      4,230       140.6      104.6      131.9
  1998   Jan     56,396        43.9      151.7   15,114  14.50   102.44   9,778      3,982       137.9      104.8      132.3
         Feb     56,107        43.7      154.9   15,228  14.22   111.34  11,713      4,045       144.3      105.2      132.8
         Mar     60,392        43.8      154.3   15,400  13.11   119.16  15,591      4,172       139.0      105.4      132.8
         Apr     57,826        43.1      154.8   15,483  13.29   117.72  12,143      3,975       132.8      105.4      132.6
         May     59,197        44.3      154.3   15,595  12.84   113.76  12,853      4,142       134.4      105.4      133.3
         Jun     63,910        43.9      153.4   15,633  12.21   117.96  13,404      4,369       135.8      105.2      133.1
         Jul     62,662        43.8      144.1   15,572  12.32   112.11  13,095      4,300       138.4      105.6      133.0
         Aug     60,357        43.6      149.6   15,565  11.78   96.07   13,237      4,119       135.2      105.6      133.1
         Sep     62,103        43.1      141.2   15,601  12.74   97.14   12,177      4,294       127.2      105.6      132.6
         Oct     64,333        43.9      144.1   15,799  11.30   112.17  13,688      3,797       127.2      105.7      133.2
         Nov     72,919        43.7      143.2   15,895  10.63   115.15  11,445      4,189       123.6      106.2      133.0
         Dec     66,817        43.6      141.9   16,032   9.03   121.78  12,835      4,285       128.1      106.4      133.4
  1999   Jan     60,834        43.6      140.9   16,287  10.72   125.91  14,199      4,138       125.2      106.9      133.8
         Feb     67,467        43.5      146.1   16,577  10.75   122.57  13,509      4,193       126.4      107.2      134.0
         Mar     72,714        43.6      139.9   16,611  13.14   125.76  12,940      4,471       127.5      107.2      133.9
         Apr     70,570        43.8      141.9   16,639  15.73   128.51  11,353      4,202       132.2      107.1      134.4

          (1) 1989 = 100      (2) December 1997 = 100     (3) 1985 = 100     (4) 1987 = 100     (5) January 1981 = 100

Note:  All figures are seasonally adjusted.

SOURCES:  Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts; 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; and, The Conference Board.

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