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The High Economic Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Ray Perryman
In this issue...
 
 
COVID-19 Costs and Oil Prices
Measures taken to prevent a major spike in COVID-19 infections have been essential to protecting human health. The inevitable result has been harm to the economy. In this issue, The Perryman Group's estimates of the costs to the US, Texas, and largest Texas metropolitan areas are presented, as well as a perspective on the economy's path forward. In addition, an overview of the current oil price situation is presented. 
 
Texas Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis
Texans are putting their best foot forward in response to COVID-19. Check out the unique ways businesses and universities across the state are standing strong and contributing during challenging times.
 
Focus On: Population
A breakdown of population by MSA provides a quick look at the forecast for 2019 to 2045. See page 7 to get a snapshot of the anticipated growth for the state as well as for an MSA near you.