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Regional Business Survey Reports - November 2011


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Contracting 46.8 Local PMI contracts at a faster rate than in October.
Boston Contracting 48.6 PMI moves into contraction 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 62.6 Business Barometer registers the highest level in seven months, and marks 26 months of expansion.
Cincinnati Expanding 54.9 Economic growth slows from the October reading, but the local PMI is still expanding.
Denver (Mfg.) Expanding 72.5 Manufacturing economy improves significantly over October, as the local index soars upward.
Denver (Non-mfg.) Expanding 60.2 Non-Manufacturing economy continues its upward climb.
Houston Expanding 61.6 Local PMI registers above 60 percent for the sixth month in 2011.
Mid-American States Expanding 52.6 Local index moves upward into expansion mode.
Milwaukee Expanding 57.0 Local PMI continues to expand, increasing 2 percentage points from the October reading.
New York City Contracting 47.2 New York city business activity contracts for the third time in the last four months.
Northeast Ohio* Expanding 18.50 The Forecast Index of 25.00 indicates that manufacturing activity should increase next month.
Southeast Michigan Expanding 51.5 Local PMI plunges downward, but the index is still expanding.
Western Washington Expanding 71.4 Pacific Northwest economic activity continues to move upward, increasing 2.5 percentage points from October.

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



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