Posted November 26, 2018

Index points to slight October increase in economic growth

Led by improvements in employment-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index increased to +0.24 in October from +0.14 in September.

Only one of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from September, but three of the four categories made positive contributions to the index in October. The index’s three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, ticked up to +0.31 in October from +0.30 in September.