About This ArticleApril 2013

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) was –0.23 in March, down from +0.76 in February.

Index Shows Slower Economic Activity in March
Last Updated: 04/22/13

Led by declines in production- and employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) decreased to –0.23 in March from +0.76 in February. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index decreased from February, and only one of the four categories made a positive contribution to the index in March.