How strong were retail and online sales over the holidays?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 04, 2022

Dr. Perryman compares the numbers from 2021 to past seasons and factors that allowed sales to accelerate this year.

The Long‑Term Economic Forecast for Texas Metropolitan Areas
Column Published in syndication December 29, 2021

Metropolitan areas across Texas have regained most of the jobs lost due to COVID-19. While growth that would have otherwise occurred has been foregone or at least delayed, the long-term outlook remains quite positive.

How will automation in warehousing affect the job market?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 03, 2022

Dr. Perryman explains the impact of technology on the workforce and some factors to consider in preparation for change.

What are some population trends for Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 31, 2021

Dr. Perryman identifies some data points from the recent Census numbers and what they mean for the state.

What is the impact of the CDC reducing Covid quarantine times?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 30, 2021

Dr. Perryman responds to the announcement and how it will affect the economy and labor force.

What can we expect from 2022?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 29, 2021

Dr. Perryman looks ahead to the coming year and some economic trends to watch out for. 

What are some key takeaways from 2021?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 28, 2021

Dr. Perryman reflects on the year and the impact of the pandemic throughout. 

Getting Ahead
Column Published in syndication December 22, 2021

The latest jobs report for Texas is replete with good news. November data shows strength across the economy and a new record for total state employment. In less than two years, Texas has completely overcome the devastating loss of about 1.5 million jobs that occurred in early 2020.

What are some pros and cons of the Build Back Better plan?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 23, 2021

Dr. Perryman responds to the bill's blockage in Congress and how legislators can move forward productively. 

What is the impact of the Omicron variant?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 22, 2021

Dr. Perryman reacts to recent developments and how they are likely to impact the economy and holiday season.