Texas service sector activity expanded slower in April, according to business executives responding to the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey, as the revenue index sank to 6.1 from 15.4.

The employment index gained to 9.2 from 8.3, the part-time employment index slipped to 1.4 from 5.8, the hours worked index increased to 7.1 from 3.1, the wages and benefits index rose to 15.7 from 11.6, the input prices index gained to 26.0 from 25.3, the selling prices index grew to 6.4 from 5.8, the capital expenditures index fell to 7.5 from 15.8, the general business activity index slipped to 3.7 from 9.8.

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