Category: Economic Research

2012 Mid-Year Economic Update Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and a mid-year update on the local and national economy, along with a special demographics presentation from the SABÉR Research Institute. The event will take place on Thursday, June 28 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Plaza Club located at 100 W. Houston St. on the 21st floor of the Frost…

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2010 Census Population Profile Maps

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Profile maps present a graphic overview of selected demographic information from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing. In addition to a population density map, each profile includes a pie chart showing percent of total population by race, a population pyramid, and a bar chart illustrating housing occupancy rates….

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Regional Differences for Cost of Crude Oil to Refiners Widened in 2011

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the cost of crude oil to refiners varies across regions based on the different types of crude oil available to refiners in that region. The regional variation in the price of crude oil occurs due to transportation constraints coupled with increasing production. Read the full report: Regional Differences…

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Can Popular Job Be Well Paid?

According to the Department of Labor, the most common jobs in the United States are among the lowest paid, with one exception – registered nurses. The 10 most popular professions make up more than 20% of the jobs in the nation’s economy. Nine of those occupations – administrative assistants, laborers, janitors, customer-service representatives, wait staff,…

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Census Data Show Effects of Recession

The Census Bureau released data that offers the first detailed picture of population shifts in the U.S. since the end of the recession. The data show that population growth in outer suburbs all but ground to a halt in 2010 and 2011, as the painful effects of the housing crisis lingered. Read the full article:…

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Income Inequality and Teenage Pregnancy

Researchers have long tried to untangle the complicated mix of economics, culture, education and contraception that leads to teenage pregnancy. A new study conducted by Melissa S. Kearney, an economist at the University of Maryland, and Phillip B. Levine, an economist at Wellesley College, looks at the link between income inequality and rates of teenage…

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Euro Zone by the Numbers

  The 17-nation Euro zone is a collection of countries with vastly different economic profiles. Those differences have been a critical source of strain in the zone’s two-year-long crisis. See how the countries stack up on the major measures. SHARE THIS POST

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Texas Population Growth, Projections, and Implications

Rapid demographic changes present future challenges for the state of Texas. As the state’s baby boomer generation ages, more demands will be placed on housing, health care, and social services. While Hispanics already are a dominant group in Texas, they are projected to become the majority population group by 2020, according to the Texas State…

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The Nation’s Long-Term Unemployed

Nationally, as of December 2011, nearly four million people had been without work for at least a year and were still looking. This report shows what percentages of the nation’s unemployed have been out of work for more than 27 or 52 weeks in the largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) around the country. Read the…

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The Hispanic Population in Texas
The Hispanic Population in Texas: A Comparison of the Hispanic Counts from the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census

This publication presents population-related information regarding the state of Texas. Texas’ rapidly growing Hispanic population is dramatically changing the state’s demographic and economic landscape. Over the past decade, the Hispanic population in Texas grew 41.8%, making up 37.6% of the state’s total population. Births have surpassed immigration as the main driver of the dynamic growth…

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