About This ArticleAugust 2009
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.74 in July, up from –1.82 in June.

Index Shows Further Improvement in Economic Activity in July
Last Updated: 08/24/09
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.74 in July, up from –1.82 in June. All four broad categories of indicators improved in July, while three of the four continued to make negative contributions to the index. Production-related indicators made a positive contribution to the index for the first time since October 2008 and for only the second time since December 2007.