Texas service sector activity "picked up in November," according to business executives responding to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey, as the revenue index grew to 13.7 from 9.9.

The employment index rose to 9.2 from 2.7, the part-time employment index increased to 2.6 from 1.4, the hours worked index improved to positive 0.8 from negative 1.4, the wages and benefits index jumped to 19.1 from 12.8, the input prices index climbed to 24.4 from 23.3, the selling prices index gained to 4.4 from 3.7, the capital expenditures index rose to 5.0 from 3.6, the general business activity index soared to 12.6 from 3.0.

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