About This ArticleFebruary 2011
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.16 in January, down from +0.18 in December.

Index Shows Slower Economic Activity in January
Last Updated: 02/24/11
Led by declines in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index decreased to –0.16 in January from +0.18 in December. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index made positive contributions in January, but they were offset by continued weakness in the consumption and housing category.