About This ArticleNovember 2010
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.28 in October, up from –0.52 in September.

Index Shows Economic Activity Picked Up in October
Last Updated: 11/22/10
Led by improvements in production- and employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to –0.28 in October from –0.52 in September. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index made small positive contributions in October, while the consumption and housing category continued to make a large negative contribution.