The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) decreased to +0.29 in August from +0.75 in July. All four broad categories of indicators used to construct the index made positive contributions in August, but three categories deteriorated from July. The index’s three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, moved up to +0.43 in August from +0.36 in July.
Chicago Fed National Activity Index, September 2021
Index Suggests Slower, but Still Above-Average Growth in August