About This ArticleAugust 2011
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.06 in July, up from –0.38 in June.

Index Shows Economic Activity Improved in July
Last Updated: 08/22/11
Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to –0.06 in July from –0.38 in June. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index improved in July; only the sales, orders, and inventories category deteriorated from June.