About This ArticleNovember 2011
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was –0.13 in October, up from –0.20 in September.

Index Shows Economic Activity Up Slightly in October
Last Updated: 11/21/11
Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index edged up to –0.13 in October from –0.20 in September. Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index improved from September, and only the consumption and housing category remained negative in October.