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Southwest Economy Podcast

Sep 30, 2021

Texas community colleges are among the U.S. leaders in helping keep the workforce skills current, Opportunity America President Tamar Jacoby explains in a discussion with Dallas Fed Senior Economist Pia Orrenius.

Sep 30, 2021

Workplace change, once thought to take a decade or more, became reality during the COVID-19 economic dislocation, Tamar Jacoby, president of Opportunity America, tells Dallas Fed Senior Economist Pia Orrenius.

Aug 16, 2021

Legal immigrants, eligible to receive COVID-19 assistance, didn’t seek help at a rate most others did. Senior research economist Wenhua Di discusses why that happened.

Aug 3, 2021

Petrochemicals, used in a range of goods and even foods, will remain tight into 2022 following last February’s historic freeze, senior economist Jesse Thompson says.

May 28, 2021

Dallas Fed economists assess the nation’s largest exporting state after a pandemic-year slump hit Texas especially hard.