About This ArticleJanuary 2012
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was +0.17 in December, up from –0.46 in November.

Index Shows Economic Activity Improved in December
Last Updated: 01/26/12
Led by improvements in production- and employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to +0.17 in December from –0.46 in November. Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index improved from November, and only the consumption and housing category’s contribution remained negative in December.