Chicago Fed Index Slips to +0.12

Siegel, Gary E.
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/22/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32035, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Chicago Fed National Activity Index for November was down markedly" to +0.12 from a downwardly revised positive 0.49 reading in October. Meanwhile, the three-month moving average slip to positive 0.13 in November from a downwardly revised positive 0.14 in October. A big swing downward in the contribution of employment-related indicators pushed the index down, with help from the production sector, the Fed said. Production related data contributed positive 0.04 to the index, compared to positive 0.23 in October, while employment contributed negative 0.01 to the monthly index, compared to +0.13 the month before.


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