Chicago Fed national activity index -0.46 in Nov

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (BestGrowthStock) – The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s
national activity index:

Monthly index:

Nov 10 Oct 10 Sept 10 Aug 10 July 10 Jun 10 Nov 09
Current -0.46 -0.25 -0.51 -0.51 +0.14 -0.54 +0.01
Previous N/A -0.28 -0.52 -0.57 +0.11 -0.58 0.00
Three-month moving average:

Nov 10 Oct 10 Sept 10 Aug 10 July 10 Jun 10 Nov 09
Current -0.40 -0.42 -0.29 -0.30 -0.13 -0.02 -0.50
Previous N/A -0.46 -0.33 -0.35 -0.15 -0.05 -0.50

The three-month moving average indicates economic activity was below its
historical trend, and suggests subdued inflationary pressure for the coming
year, the Chicago Fed said.
Index subcategories:

Contribution to monthly index

in Nov 10 in Oct 10
Employment -0.16 +0.10
Consumption and housing -0.42 -0.40
Production and income: +0.08 -0.02
Sales, orders, inventory +0.04 +0.07

NOTES:

Zero values in the index indicate a national economy expanding at
historical trends, while negative values indicate below-trend growth and
positive values signal growth above trend, the Chicago Fed said.

The 85 economic indicators that comprise the Chicago Fed’s index are drawn
from four categories: production and income; employment, unemployment and
hours; personal consumption and housing; and sales, orders and inventories.

The three-month moving average provides a more consistent picture of
national economic growth compared to the more volatile monthly index.

Chicago Fed national activity index -0.46 in Nov