About This ArticleSeptember 2012

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) was –0.51 in September, down from –0.39 in August.

Index Shows Midwest Economic Growth Weakened in September
Last Updated: 10/29/12

The Midwest Economy Index (MEI) decreased to –0.51 in September from –0.39 in August, reaching its lowest value since November 2009. However, the relative MEI improved to –0.05 in September from –0.37 in August, largely on account of the Midwest manufacturing sector’s continued positive contribution.