Midwest Manufacturing Output Increased in September
The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index (CFMMI) increased 0.1% in September, to a seasonally adjusted level of 80.2 (2007 = 100). Revised data show the index fell 1.3% in August to 80.1. The Federal Reserve Board’s industrial production index for manufacturing (IPMFG) edged down 0.1% in September. Regional output in September rose 8.4% from a year earlier, and national output increased 5.9%.