About This ArticleSeptember 2010
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.53 in August, down from –0.11 in July.

Index Shows Economic Activity Weakened in August
Last Updated: 09/27/10
Led by declines in production- and employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index decreased to –0.53 in August from –0.11 in July. None of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index made a positive contribution in August.