Key Economic Indicators

data.texas.gov | Last Updated 9 Aug 2022

An economic indicator is a statistic about an economic activity, and they allow analysis of economic performance and predictions of current and future economic performance. The TX Comptroller’s Key Economic Indicators includes such measures for TX & the US employment and unemployment, consumer confidence, price inflation, housing data, etc. See https://comptroller.texas.gov/about/policies/privacy.php for more information on our agency’s privacy and security policies.

Tags: consumer confidence, cpi, nonfarm employment, unemployment rate, housing permits, case shiller home price index, state sales tax collections, cigarette tax stamps, home sales, nymex, natural gas production, crude oil production, rig count

This dataset has the following 31 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
MonthmonthnumberThe month the data represents.
YearyearnumberThe year the data represents.
Consumer Confidence Index TXconsumer_confidence_index_texasnumberA barometer of the health of the TX economy from the perspective of consumers. This index looks at consumers' perception of current business and employment conditions. Source: The Conference Board
Consumer Confidence West South Centralconsumer_confidence_index_wscnumberA barometer of the health of the West South Central economy from the perspective of consumers. This index looks at consumers' perception of current business and employment conditions. Source: The Conference Board
Consumer Confidence Index USconsumer_confidence_index_usnumberA barometer of the health of the U.S. economy from the perspective of consumers. This index looks at consumers' perception of current business and employment conditions (including their expectations six months into the future). Source: The Conference Board
PCE Deflatorpce_deflatornumber
Consumer Price Index TXcpi_txnumberMeasures the average change over a reference base period of time, currently set between 1982-1984, of the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of goods and services in TX. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Consumer Price Index U.S.cpi_usnumberMeasures the average change over a reference base period of time, currently set between 1982-1984, of the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of goods and services in U.S. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
CPI U.S. Ex Food and Energycpi_us_ex_food_and_energynumberMeasures the average change over a reference base period of time, currently set between 1982-1984, of the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of goods and services in U.S., excluding food and energy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nonfarm Employment TXnonfarm_employment_txnumberRepresents the number of persons who work and are on the payroll of nonagricultural establishments in TX. Source: Texas Workforce Commission
Nonfarm Employment U.S.nonfarm_employment_usnumberRepresents the number of persons who work and are on the payroll of nonagricultural establishments in the U.S. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Unemployment TXunemployment_txnumberRepresents a percentage of the civilian labor force that is unemployed in TX. Source: Texas Workforce Commission
Unemployment U.S.unemployment_usnumberRepresents a percentage of the civilian labor force that is unemployed in the U.S. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Single Family Building Permits TXsingle_family_building_permits_txnumberRepresents data on new privately-owned residential construction. The data only shows information on single-family building permits issued for new construction. The number of permits issued does not necessarily mean that the same number of residential structures will be built. Source: The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University
Multi Family Building Permits TXmulti_family_building_permits_txnumberRepresents data on new privately-owned residential construction. The data only shows information on multi-family building permits issued for new construction. The number of permits issued does not necessarily mean that the same number of residential structures will be built. Source: The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University
Existing Single Family Home Sales TXexisting_single_family_home_sales_txnumberTotal Single Family Home Sales in a one month period in the state of TX. Source: The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University
Existing Single Family Home Price TXexisting_single_family_home_price_txnumberMedian Single Family Home Price over a one month period in the state of TX. Source: The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University
Non Residential Building Constructionnon_residential_building_constructionnumberThe value of construction starts for non-residential construction in the state of TX over a one month period of time. Source: McGraw-Hill
Total Sales Tax Collections Retail TXtax_collections_retail_txnumberTotal sales tax collected in Texas from retailers over a one month period. Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Total Sales Tax Collections TXtotal_sales_tax_collections_txnumberTotal sales tax collected in Texas over a one month period. Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Retail Gasoline Price TXretail_gasoline_price_txnumberAverage price of gasoline at the pump paid by TX consumers. Source: Energy Information Administration
Retail Diesel Price TXretail_diesel_price_txnumberAverage price paid by TX consumers for diesel fuel at the pump. Source: Energy Information Administration
Nonfarm Employment Illinoisnonfarm_employment_il_detailnumberRepresents the number of persons who work and are on the payroll of nonagricultural establishments in Illinois. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nonfarm Employment Floridanonfarm_employment_fl_detailnumberRepresents the number of persons who work and are on the payroll of nonagricultural establishments in Florida. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nonfarm Employment New Yorknonfarm_employment_ny_detailnumberRepresents the number of persons who work and are on the payroll of nonagricultural establishments in New York. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nonfarm Employment Texasnonfarm_employment_tx_detailnumberRepresents the number of persons who work and are on the payroll of nonagricultural establishments in TX. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nonfarm Employment Californianonfarm_employment_ca_detailnumberRepresents the number of persons who work and are on the payroll of nonagricultural establishments in California. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Gross Value Crude Oil Productiongross_value_crude_oil_productionnumberIn millions
Gross Value Natural Gas Productiongross_value_natural_gas_productionnumberIn millions
Motor Fuel Taxed Gasolinemotor_fuel_taxed_gasolinenumberIn millions of gallons
Motor Fuel Taxed Dieselmotor_fuel_taxed_dieselnumberIn millions of gallons