About This ArticleApril 2011
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was +0.26 in March, up from +0.16 in February.

Index Shows Economic Activity Improved in March
Last Updated: 04/28/11
Led by gains in production indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to +0.26 in March from +0.16 in February. March marked the fourth consecutive positive reading of the index and the sixth consecutive positive contribution from employment-related indicators. Neither has exhibited such patterns since April 2006.