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Texas Business Outlook Surveys

Special Questions

The Dallas Fed occasionally poses a supplementary set of special questions after the completion of the regular survey questionnaire. These question sets are focused on a particular topic, such as the labor market or credit availability, and are often posed on a recurring basis (quarterly or annually). The results are not seasonally adjusted.

By Topic

Borrowing conditions and credit availability

Business activity versus expectations

Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Labor market, employment expectations, wages and prices

Revenue, income taxes and drivers of uncertainty

Revenue, labor market, wages and prices

Supply-chain disruptions and difficulties in hiring or recalling workers

Tax reform, tariffs and linkages to the energy industry

Impact of Winter Storm Uri

Questions regarding the Texas Business Outlook Surveys can be addressed to Emily Kerr at

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