The Southwest BLS Information Office in Dallas services the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Southwest News Releases and Tables

All Southwest News Releases and Data Tables:

Economic Summaries for Selected Southwest Areas

  • Albuquerque (PDF)
  • Austin (PDF)
  • Baton Rouge (PDF)
  • Beaumont (PDF) NEW
  • Corpus Christi (PDF) NEW
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (PDF)
  • El Paso (PDF) NEW
  • Fayetteville (PDF)
  • Houston (PDF)
  • Lafayette (PDF) NEW
  • Little Rock (PDF)
  • McAllen (PDF) NEW
  • New Orleans (PDF)
  • Oklahoma City (PDF)
  • San Antonio (PDF)
  • Shreveport (PDF) NEW
  • Tulsa (PDF)

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Southwest Databases

Southwest Databases

Need help getting started on your database search? Below is a list of the most frequently used BLS Databases in the Regions. If these databases do not contain the information you need, please visit the appropriate Program Homepage or contact this regional office for additional assistance.

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Southwest Special Notices

NEW An Analysis of Southern energy expenditures and prices, 1984-2006. In the South, where heavy usage of electricity and gasoline causes consumers to spend a larger-than-average share of their budgets on energy-related goods and services, energy prices have increased sharply in recent years. On the whole, however, energy expenses actually made up a smaller share of Southern budgets in 2006 than they did in 1984.

NEW The effects of Hurricane Katrina on the New Orleans economy. Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans economy; tourism, port operations, and educational services, the foundation of the city's economy, survived, offering a base for recovery.


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CPI/PPI/ECI Hotlines: Recorded CPI, PPI, and ECI messages available 24 hours a day. For quicker hotline access, select menu option 1 from the phone numbers below.

  • Dallas: (972) 850-4800
  • Houston: (713) 718-3753

Personal Assistance by BLS Economists

Telephone: The Economic Analysis & Information staff is available for phone assistance from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time at:

(972) 850-4800 (menu option 0)

Location: The office and a limited library are open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and located at:

Bureau of Labor Statistics
EA&I, Room 221
525 South Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202

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