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Regional Business Survey Reports - October 2011


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Contracting 49.7 Local PMI increases slightly, but the index is still contracting.
Boston Expanding 50.5 PMI moves above 50 into growth territory.
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 58.4 Business Barometer expands for the 25th consecutive month.
Denver (Mfg.) Expanding 60.0 Manufacturing economy improves significantly over September, as the local index soars upward.
Denver (Non-mfg.) Expanding 58.1 Non-Manufacturing economy rebounds, increasing 13.1 percentage points over September's reading.
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 Contracting 49.9 Local index drops below 50 percent.
Milwaukee Expanding 55.0 Local PMI remains stable.
New York City Contracting 44.0 The Current Business Conditions index falls to the lowest level since April 2009.
Northeast Ohio* Expanding 20.88 The Forecast Index of 37 indicates that manufacturing activity should increase for the next month.
Southeast Michigan Expanding 59.7 PMI moves upward.
Western Washington Expanding 68.9 Pacific Northwest economic activity improves, increasing 7.6 percentage points from last month.

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



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