About This ArticleOctober 2009
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.81 in September, down from –0.65 in August.

Index Shows Economic Activity Approaching Pre-recessionary Levels
Last Updated: 10/26/09
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.81 in September, down from –0.65 in August. Three of the four broad categories of indicators made negative contributions to the index in September, but the production and income category made a positive contribution for the third consecutive month.