Texas service sector activity expanded faster in July, according to business executives responding to the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey, as the revenue index rose to 12.7 from 6.8.

The employment index gained to 9.7 from 4.0, the part-time employment index climbed to 7.5 from 2.1, the hours worked index decreased to negative 2.7 from negative 0.6, the wages and benefits index slid to 15.0 from 15.7, the input prices index rose to 25.1 from 21.8, the selling prices index grew to 10.3 from 5.5, the capital expenditures index slid to 6.7 from 7.5, the general business activity index climbed to 15.3 from 12.2.

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