About This ArticleFebruary 2010
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was +0.02 in January, up from –0.58 in December.

Index Shows Economic Activity Increased Sharply in January
Last Updated: 02/22/10

Led by improvements in production- and employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index in January was slightly positive for the second time in the past three months. From June 2007 through October 2009, the index had been consistently negative. The index increased to +0.02 in January from –0.58 in December, with all four categories of indicators having improved.