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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

Business has reopened in Texas, but the economy won’t be back anytime soon, experts say

The Texas energy sector has helped insulate the state's economy during national downturns. This time, experts say the industry could hold the economy back.

A gas flare in the Eagle Ford oil patch south of San Antonio, TX.

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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“Many times during a downturn there will be a little boom somewhere else. But during this pandemic situation, there’s no place for people to go. There’s not other jobs.”

— Jim O’Bryan, Reagan County judge

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