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The Economic Outlook for Texas and Its Major Metro Areas: Recovery Slows, but Continues
Brief Published on October 22, 2020

The most recent employment data indicates that the pace of hiring in Texas has slowed. In September, 40,700 net new jobs were added, compared to 111,900 in August. Moreover, the unemployment rate rose and is now higher than the national level. While this slowing is not good news, it was not unexpected.

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The Economic Outlook for the United States: Recovery from COVID‑19 Begins as the Economy Reopens
Brief Published on July 27, 2020

The most recent US jobs reports indicate significant gains and decreasing unemployment, but the total increase over the past two months is far below losses during March and April. Moreover, the recent increase in COVID-19 infections may cause the recovery to slow. The situation remains challenging and fluid, and the recovery will likely be bumpy.

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The Economic Outlook for the US and Texas: Projected Recession and Recovery from COVID‑19
Brief Published on April 21, 2020

The Perryman Group's most recent economic projections for the US and Texas incorporate the potential effects of COVID-19. The forecast calls for significant losses this year, but a fairly rapid recovery is expected once the worst virus issues have passed.

What does Dr. Perryman expect for the economy over the next few years?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 12, 2021

The Economist takes a look at the state of affairs in Texas and the US. 

Where is the economic recovery headed?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on April 27, 2021

Dr. Perryman breaks down his most recent forecasts for economic growth.

What is The Perryman Group's big forecast this year?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 10, 2021

Dr. Perryman talks through his projections for the Texas economy in the future. 

Why did the comptroller's office increase the revenue forecast?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 16, 2019

The comptroller's office has upped the revenue forecast by $500 million, giving lawmakers more money to spend this session.

What reports and numbers are used to make an economic forecast?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 18, 2016

Dr. Perryman describes some of the reports he uses in his economic forecasts.

What is Dr. Perryman's short‑term economic forecast for Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 14, 2016

Dr. Perryman marks the thirty-third year of his economic outlook conferences, so what's his short-term forecast for Texas?

The Long‑Term Outlook for the US Economy
Column Published in syndication November 09, 2022

Gazing out over the next few decades, I see at least three major challenges confronting the US economy. First, we have to overcome the consequences of the lingering effects of the pandemic, including getting inflation under control, dealing with the inevitable fallout that effort will involve, and working through ongoing supply chain disruptions. Second, we must confront the chronic worker shortages. Third, we need to fashion a realistic energy policy which both meets climate goals and provides for future essential resources (more on that another time).