Chicago Fed Survey of Economic Conditions (CFSEC)
Current Data

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 toward the end of each calendar month.

Survey Suggests Growth Increased Slightly in May

The Chicago Fed Survey of Economic Conditions (CFSEC) Activity Index increased to –30 in May from –37 in April, suggesting that economic growth was well below trend.

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Current CFSEC Release May 22, 2023 PDF
CFSEC Indexes Data file XLSX
Survey Questions Sample CFSEC diffusion index questionnaire PDF
FAQs Frequently asked questions about the CFSEC PDF

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