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The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.61 in December, down from –0.39 in November.

Index Shows Economic Activity Moved Lower in December
Last Updated: 01/28/10

Led by declines in employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index decreased to –0.61 in December, down from –0.39 in November. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index moved lower, although both the production and income category and the sales, orders, and inventories category made positive contributions.