About This ArticleMay 2009
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –2.06 in April, up from –3.36 in March.

Index Shows Economic Activity Improved in April
Last Updated: 05/26/09
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –2.06 in April, up from –3.36 in March. All four broad categories of indicators improved in April, but each continued to make a negative contribution to the index. The index’s three-month moving average in April reached its highest level since October 2008.