Economic Indicators

Gain insight into the economic forecast of Brazoria County with The Brazoria County Economic Indicator quarterly report. Reports are provided by The Brazosport College Economic Forecasting Center and prepared by Donald Payne, Jr. of Brazosport College's Department of Economics.

These quarterly reports detail the following information and statistics while considering other outside factors, including stock market fluctuations, natural disasters, and disease. 

Leading Economic Indicators

Forecasts the economic performance of the county over the next three to six months.

  • Brazoria County Stock Index

  • New Single Family Building permits

  • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland Average Weekly Manufacturing Hours

  • New Retail Auto Sales

Current Economic Indicators

Provides information into the current economic state.

  • Sales Tax Receipts

  • Household Employment 

  • Hotel/Motel Tax Receipts 

  • Houston-Galveston-Brazoria CPI 

Lagging Economic Indicators

Confirms growth or slowdown in the economy.

  • Brazoria County Foreclosure Notices 

  • Prime Rate Charged By Banks

  • Unemployment Rate

Download the Economic Indicators Reports

January 2020 Economic Indicators Report
July 2020 Economic Indicators Report
August 2020 Economic Indicators Report
October 2020 Economic Indicators Report
January 2021 Economic Indicators Report
April 2021 Economic Indicators Report
July 2021 Economic Indicators Report
October 2021 Economic Indicators Report