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Gazing at the Texas Economic Horizon
Column Published in syndication December 14, 2022

Despite incessant headwinds, the Texas economy has been performing quite well, regaining ground lost during the COVID-19 shutdowns and then some. In fact, the increase in Texas jobs between February 2020 (just before the pandemic) and October 2022 represents more than 80% of the net gain in the entire country. While the state is well positioned to remain formidable, there are daunting challenges. Let's take a brief gaze into the long-term horizon.

Staying on the Track
Column Published in syndication December 07, 2022

We just avoided a major train wreck!

One Million and Counting
Column Published in syndication November 30, 2022

Job openings in Texas as of September reached an all-time high at 1,026,000. According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the state has once again topped one million openings after a few months below that level (initially reached in June).

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Long‑Term Texas Economic Forecast
Newsletter Published on November 30, 2022 (Vol. 39, No. 09)

Although there are challenges to be dealt with, the Texas economy is expected to see long-term growth at a rate outpacing most parts of the United States. This issue highlights The Perryman Group's latest long-term forecast for the state.

Texas Taxes
Column Published in syndication November 23, 2022

Every year, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts prepares a document detailing the financial status of the State of Texas. The 2022 report (for the fiscal year ended August 31) was recently released. It paints an interesting picture that is well worth exploring.

Column Published in syndication November 16, 2022

World population recently reached the eight billion milestone according to estimates from the United Nations. That's up from about 2.5 billion people in 1950, with a gain of a billion since 2010. However, population growth rates are falling, and the total will likely peak at around 10.4 billion in the 2080s.

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).

A 7% Solution?
Column Published in syndication November 02, 2022

The rate on 30-year mortgages has topped 7% for the first time in more than 20 years. The sharp rise from about 3% just a year ago is causing fallout for homebuyers and the housing market. While the current situation is going to be costly from several perspectives, a market crash akin to the Great Recession of 2008 is NOT in our future. Let’s briefly explore.

What does the Fed raising interest rates mean?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 03, 2022

Dr. Perryman breaks down the most recent rate hike and what probems the Federal Reserve intends to solve with this move. 

How are income and cognitive development related?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 02, 2022

Dr. Perryman explains the importance of brain development and how solving some associated issues can help solve various social problems.