About This ArticleMarch 2009
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –2.83 in February, up from –3.74 in January.

Index Shows Weak but Improved Economic Activity in February
Last Updated: 03/23/09
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –2.83 in February, up from –3.74 in January. Three of the four broad categories of indicators—employment, production, and consumption and housing—improved from January. However, all four categories continued to make negative contributions to the index in February.