About This ArticleFebruary 2012
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was +0.22 in January, down from +0.54 in December.

Index Shows Economic Growth in January Again Above Average
Last Updated: 02/21/12
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index decreased to +0.22 in January from +0.54 in December, but remained positive for the second straight month for the first time in a year. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index improved from December, and only the consumption and housing category’s contribution was negative in January.