Chicago Fed Survey of Economic Conditions (CFSEC)

The Chicago Fed Survey of Economic Conditions (CFSEC) is a survey of organizations located in the Seventh Federal Reserve District. The Chicago Fed produces diffusion indexes based on the quantitative questions in the survey that are released at 10:00 a.m. ET on scheduled days, normally in the second week of each calendar month.


Survey Suggests Growth Picked Up in August

The Chicago Fed Survey of Economic Conditions (CFSEC) Activity Index increased to –30 in August from –51 in July, suggesting that economic growth was well below trend.

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Current CFSEC Release September 13, 2022 PDF
CFSEC Indexes Data file XLSX
Survey Questions Sample CFSEC diffusion index questionnaire PDF
FAQs Frequently asked questions about the CFSEC PDF
 

Participate in the CFSEC

Organizations with operations in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, or Wisconsin are invited to participate in the CFSEC.


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