Texas service sector activity continued to expand faster in August, according to business executives responding to the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey, as the revenue index rose to 13.6 from 12.7.

The employment index dropped to 7.5 from 9.7, the part-time employment index slipped to 7.1 from 7.5, the hours worked index increased to positive 1.8 from negative 2.7, the wages and benefits index slid to 14.6 from 15.0, the input prices index fell to 22.6 from 25.1, the selling prices index declined to 7.2 from 10.3, the capital expenditures index rose to 14.1 from 6.7, the general business activity index climbed to 16.7 from 15.3.

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