About This ArticleNovember2008
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –1.06 in October, up from –3.11 in September.

Index Shows Weakness in Economic Activity Continued in October
Last Updated: 11/24/08
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –1.06 in October, up from –3.11 in September. The improvement in the index in October was primarily driven by the rise in industrial production from September. Production-related indicators made a positive contribution to the index in October, while the other three broad categories made negative contributions.