About This ArticleOctober 2007
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.45 in September, up from –0.68 in August.

Index Shows Economic Growth Below Average in September
Last Updated: 10/22/07
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.45 in September, up from –0.68 in August. All four broad categories of indicators made negative contributions to the index in September. However, contributions from three categories—production; employment; and sales, orders and inventories—improved in September from August.