About This ArticleOctober 2012

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was –0.43 in October, up from –0.55 in September.


Index Shows Midwest Economic Growth Improved in October
Last Updated: 11/30/12

Although the Midwest Economy Index (MEI) improved to –0.43 in October from –0.55 in September, it remained negative for the fourth consecutive month. The relative MEI decreased to –0.14 in October from –0.05 in September, primarily on account of declines in the Midwest’s manufacturing sector.