Why might the number of banking jobs decline 30% in the next five years?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 19, 2017

A new study concludes the number of jobs in banking could decline by 30% in the next five years. Here's Dr. Perryman.

After the rebuilding period, what will the fundamental Gulf Coast industries look like?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 08, 2017

Many wonder what the economy of the Gulf Coast will look like after the region is rebuilt. Dr. Perryman gets out his crystal ball.

What does the July jobs report say about the Texas economy, and which industries are the leaders in job creation?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 21, 2017

The 20,000 jobs created by employers in July according to the Texas Workforce Commission was half June's tally, but Dr. Perryman says that does little to halt the state's job growth.

What does the number of new bank applications indicate about the overall economy and the banking industry's expectations?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 22, 2017

Dr. Perryman notes that since the election of President Trump in November, more than 120 applications for new banks have been submitted.

What does Exxon Mobil's $7 billion purchase of the Bass interest in the Permian Basin indicate about the state of the oil industry?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 19, 2017

Exxon Mobil says it's purchasing the Bass interest in the Permian Basin for a whopping $7 billion. Dr. Perryman says this is a clear signal.

Column Published in syndication August 31, 2022

Despite the importance of its energy, food, and fiber, the Texas economy is increasingly services oriented. This outcome is not surprising given the sophisticated nature of the state's industrial base; it's a pattern common to every highly developed economy. Let's examine past and expected future trends.

Future Work
Column Published in syndication August 03, 2022

What will Texas jobs and the workforce look like in the future? The underlying driver is, of course, patterns in expansion by industry. We recently took a look at this question using our databases and models.

Column Published in syndication March 11, 2020

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, slack has developed in demand for crude oil. Disruptions and quarantines have caused economic growth in China and elsewhere to slow. With the huge Chinese economy expanding less, slower growth has rippled out, and areas with significant outbreaks have experienced even greater negative effects. The result has been falling demand for oil and natural gas, and therefore downward pressure on prices. Early in the year, prices were in the $63 per barrel range; they had fallen to less than $42 by March 6.

Where the New Jobs Will Be
Column Published in syndication October 25, 2017

About nine of 10 new jobs over the next decade will be in services-producing industries, many of them in health care. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released projections for growth in jobs through 2026. BLS estimates that US employment will increase by 11.5 million over the 2016-26 decade, somewhat faster than the prior 10 years (which were marred by the Great Recession).