Perfect Storm Housing Markets Financial Markets Choked Economy Policy Missteps Global Impacts Household Wealth Consumption Production Employment
S&P Case Shiller National Home Values -26.5 % Q1 2006 Peak to Q4 2008 Trough Household Net Worth ($ trillions) Stocks -$14 Housing -$5 Other +$1 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Economy.com, S&P Case Shiller Index
Global Recession Economy.com
States of Recession Economy.com
The Recession Comes to Texas
Nation, State, Region The national economy sets the trend for the state of Texas and DFW.
Current Conditions Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Economy.com, Texas Workforce Commission
The Texas Difference Housing Energy Exports Defense Population & Wealth: Creation v Losses
Key Sectors The outlook for most U.S. regions in 2009 is grim; employment will fall in all 50 states this year, and no area of the country will escape recession. Next year will look better, as much of the South and West see a return to moderate growth. Tech-producing areas will help lead the way. Centers of international trade and regional distribution and logistics should also stabilize as consumer demand and industrial production begin to rebound. Economy.com 4/15/09
Global DFW Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) is one of the spikes in the global economy, claiming the 12th largest metro economy in the world. DFW posts a gross metro product exceeding $300 billion, supported by a local workforce of three million and more than six million residents.