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Economy


Economic Data

Bureau of Economic Analysis - Main Page. The BEA collects data and prepares estimates on key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy.
  • BEARFACTS. BEA Regional Facts--BEARFACTS--consists of computer-generated narratives for States, counties and metropolitan statistical areas. The narratives describe an area's personal income using current estimates, growth rates, and a breakdown of the sources of personal income.

  • Regional Data. Includes information on gross state product by industry, state personal income and employment, local area personal income and per capita personal income, projections, and BEARFACTS.
Business and Industry Data Center (BIDC). Part of Texas Economic Development, the BIDC is an ongoing initiative of the U.S. Census Bureau to make economic data and statistics more widely available at the state and local levels.
 
EconData.Net. A portal to more than 400 links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider.
 
Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment. Data are provided on the employed and unemployed by selected demographic and economic characteristics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
Labor Market and Career Information Publications. The LMI Department of the Texas Workforce Commission.
 
Texas State Expenditures by County. Includes a summary of net expenditures by county for major spending categories; a summary of net expenditures by county, ranked by total; and a table that details state agency expenditures by county.
 
Texas at a Glance. Monthy labor force, wage and salary, and mass layoff data for Texas. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. This link is to the Comptroller's Texas Economy Page.
 
Texas Department Agriculture, Office of Rural Affairs. The agency ensures a continuing focus on rural economic development.
 
Texas Workforce Commission. Labor market information, etc.
  • Labor Statistics Searchpage - Texas Labor Market Information. Labor statistics from the Texas Workforce Commission. Searchable by state, workforce development area, county, metropolitan statistical area, city, or industry.

  • LMI Publications and Reports. The Labor Market Information Department of TWC provides information on wages, employment, affirmative action, etc.

  • Tracer. A very user friendly way to access demographic, economic, and labor market information as well as career information from the Texas Workforce Commission. Data is available at both the state and county level.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics -- Data. Obtain BLS data through a variety of search procedures. News releases, reports, and FTP sites are included. Additional data is available at the BLS Programs and Surveys  page. 

Economic Development

Handbook on Economic Development Laws for Texas Cities. The most recent edition from the Texas Attorney General's office is noted as "out of date and should not be relied upon."
 
 

U.S. Census Bureau 

County Business Patterns. County Business Patterns is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. 

Industry and Occupation Classification System. Indexes listing over 21,000 industry and 31,000 occupation titles in alphabetical order. They are comprehensive lists of specific industries and occupations continuously updated through review of census and survey responses.
 
Monthly Retail Trade Data. Retail sales data for the nation in millions of dollars. The data is sorted by industry category.