About This ArticleJuly 2011
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.46, up from –0.55 in May.

Index Shows Economic Growth Again Below Average in June
Last Updated: 07/25/11
Led by improvements in housing-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to –0.46 in June from –0.55 in May; however, the index remained negative for the third consecutive month. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index improved in June, but only one made a positive contribution to the index.