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Regional Business Survey Reports - September 2011


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Contracting 47.5 Local PMI plummets into contraction mode.
Boston Contracting 44.0 PMI continues to contract.
Buffalo     This month's regional report was not available at the time of posting. Up-to-date regional reports may later become available at the affiliate Web site.
Chicago Expanding 60.4 Business Barometer expands for the 24th consecutive month.
Denver (Mfg.) Contracting 42.3 Manufacturing economy improves over August, but the index is still contracting.
Denver (Non-mfg.) Contracting 45.0 Non-Manufacturing economy continues to contract.
Houston     This month's regional report was not available at the time of posting. Up-to-date regional reports may later become available at the affiliate Web site.
Mid-American States Expanding 52.2 Growth in the index continues, and at a slightly faster rate of growth than in August.
Milwaukee Expanding 55.0 Local PMI remains in positive territory.
New York City Expanding 50.6 Business activity moves above 50 percent after contracting last month for the first time in two years.
Northeast Ohio* Expanding 21.50 The Forecast Index of 23.50 indicates that manufacturing activity should increase for the next month.
Southeast Michigan Expanding 53.1 Expansion continues, but at a slightly slower rate of growth than in August.
Western Washington Expanding 61.3 Pacific Northwest economic activity improves, increasing 4.8 percentage points from last month.

* Barometer readings above "0" indicate that the manufacturing sector of the economy is generally expanding.



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