About This ArticleMarch 2011
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.04 in February, down slightly from –0.01 in January.

Index Shows Economic Growth Near Average in February
Last Updated: 03/21/11
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index ticked down to –0.04 in February from –0.01 in January. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index made positive contributions in February, but for the second consecutive month they were offset by continued weakness in the consumption and housing category.