About This ArticleOctober 2011
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.22 in September, up from –0.59 in August.

Index Shows Economic Activity Improved in September
Last Updated: 10/24/11
Led by improvements in employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to –0.22 in September from –0.59 in August. Contributions from all four broad categories of indicators that make up the index improved from August. However, three of the four were only slightly positive in September.