- Current Texas Economic Update:
The Rebound is Here - Fall 2004
- Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn reports that, following national economic trends, the state economy is finally rebounding after the sharp decline that began during 2001.
- The Necessary Ingredient is Jobs - Summer 2003
- The number of nonfarm jobs in Texas has changed little in three years.
- Struggling Economy - Spring 2003
- Texas continues to struggle with the economic slowdown that has plagued the entire U.S. economy for two years. Still, Texas fared better than much of the nation in the downturn of 2001 and 2002.
- National Recession Slows Texas Economic Growth - Spring 2002
- The economy in Texas has been adversely affected by the national recession.
- Weakened, but Still Growing - Fall 2001
- The U.S. economy crawled along at its slowest rate of growth in eight years in the second quarter of 2001. Spending on new plants and equipment fell, and inventory liquidation continued.
- Downshifting - Summer 2001
- Texas has mostly avoided being infected by a national economic malaise. Still, the state’s resistance is down, as indicated by the slowdown in statewide employment growth.
- Economy Leveling Out - Spring 2001
- The Texas economy is braking, but it is rather difficult to tell from some economic indicators.
- Economic Furnace Cooling - Winter 2001
- The Texas economy is slowing, as it has been for most of the past three years. This slowdown, paralleling the deceleration in the U.S. economy, shows the state economy performing as expected by the Comptroller's office.
- Looking Ten Years Back and Ten Years Forward - Winter 2000
- Texas ended the millennium with an estimated 9.31 million jobs, over one-fourth of which were created in the last decade. This means that for every three Texas jobs when the decade of the 1990s began, we now have four.
- Texas Maintains Stride - July 1999
- For the last few years, there was much discussion about a "soft landing" for the nation's high-flying economy.