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Texas Needs the Workers!: An Analysis of the Economic and Fiscal Impact of Undocumented Workers
Report Published on January 29, 2016

The issues surrounding immigration are complicated (particularly in the case of the undocumented segment), but there is one incontrovertible fact: Texas needs the workers!

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The Economic Benefits of the Undocumented Workforce
Infographic Published on February 10, 2016

The issues surrounding immigration are complicated (particularly in the case of the undocumented segment), but there is one incontrovertible fact: Texas needs the workers! This infographic summaries some of the key findings of the Perryman Group's report analyzing the economic effects of the undocumented workforce, Texas Needs the Workers! An Analysis of the Economic and Fiscal Impact of Undocumented Workers.

What will the future workforce likely look like, and what changes can be expected in the labor market?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 17, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with a report of what the future of the workforce will look like in 2060, and Dr. Perryman finds it quite troubling.

What does the Texas Workforce Commission's August jobs report say for the oil and gas industry?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 08, 2016

Dr. Perryman noticed something unusual inside the Texas Workforce Commission's August jobs report, and it could signal a comeback for one troubled industry.

What's inside July's job report from the Texas Workforce Commission?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 19, 2016

Dr. Perryman weighs in on the state's July jobs report from the Texas Workforce Commission, which shows 23,000 jobs were created.

Reasons for optimism for job creation in Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 26, 2016

As we saw in the Texas Workforce Commission's June jobs report, the Texas energy sector continues to put a strain on job creation, but Dr. Perryman sees some reason for optimism.

What does the latest jobs report say about the Texas economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 17, 2016

Dr. Perryman says the preliminary May jobs report from the Texas Workforce Commission indicates that the state is keeping its head above water.

The Importance of the Hispanic Workforce
Column Published in syndication November 15, 2017

More than 40 million people in the United States identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, up from fewer than 28 million in 2003 according to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Hispanics may be of any race, and include Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Central and South Americans, and others.

"Give Me Your Tired, Your...Never Mind!"
Column Published in syndication February 22, 2017

Immigration is once again at the forefront of American politics. Following President Trump's infamous travel ban, the highly-publicized immigration raids, and the Day Without Immigrants protests in response, policymakers from both sides of the aisle are turning increasing attention to the need for immigration reform. It is important, however, before diving into the political rhetoric, to have an accurate understanding of the vital role that immigrants play in our economy. New American Economy, a major bipartisan group of business leaders, celebrated a "Day of Impact for Immigration Reform" on February 21; I thought this was a good time to explore the issue in some detail.