The Short‑Term Outlook for the US Economy | The Perryman Group

The Perryman Report & Texas Letter

The Short‑Term Outlook for the US Economy

Published on March 19, 2024 (Vol. 41, No. 01)

Perryman Report & Texas Letter offers concise coverage of important trends and events affecting the economy, including highlights from our short-term and long-term economic forecasts for the US, Texas, and cities and regions within Texas. It is published 10 times a year and available as an annual subscription (with access to back-issues) for $150.00.

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United States Economic Forecast

The US economy continues to expand in spite of a variety of challenges. The Perryman Group's latest forecast calls for growth over the next five years, though the pace may be uneven. Key patterns affecting future performance are described in this issue.

The Upper Rio Grande Region

The Upper Rio Grande Region includes six counties and the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Representing 2.99% of the Lone Star State's total population, the area is home to around 909,460 people.

Economic Development News

Economic development projects popping up in cities across Texas are generating new jobs and business activity. More detail on some of these recent announcements are featured on Page 5.

Focus On: Wage And Salary Employment

A breakdown of wage and salary employment by MSA provides a quick look at the forecast for 2023 to 2028. See page 7 to get a snapshot of the anticipated growth for the state and an MSA near you.