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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.


Previous Reports:

2003

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.

2002

National Recession Slows Texas Economic Growth - Spring 2002
The economy in Texas has been adversely affected by the national recession.

2001

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.

2000

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.

1999

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.