About This ArticleOctober 2012
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was 0.00 in September, up from –1.17 in August.

Index Shows Economic Activity Improved in September
Last Updated: 10/25/12

Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) increased to 0.00 in September from –1.17 in August. All four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from August, and each one except the consumption and housing category made a positive contribution to the index in September.