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Regional Business Survey Reports - May 2012


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Expanding 57.4 Local PMI increases 4 percentage points from April's reading.
Boston Contracting 41.4 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 website.
Chicago Expanding 52.7 Business Barometer falls to lowest level since September 2009, but the index is still expanding.
Cincinnati     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 website.
Denver (Mfg.)     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 website.
Denver (Non-mfg.)     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 website.
Houston Expanding 59.6 Local PMI inches upward, increasing 0.5 percentage point from April's reading.
Mid-American States Expanding 57.6 Expansion continues, but at a slower rate than in April.
Milwaukee Expanding 57.7 PMI continues its upward climb.
New York City Contracting 49.9 New York City business activity falls to a six-month low, decreasing 11.3 percentage points from last month.
Northeast Ohio* Expanding 23.63 The Forecast Index of 9.50 indicates that manufacturing activity should increase next month.
Southeast Michigan Expanding 66.3 PMI registers the highest reading in 2012.
Western Washington Expanding 56.2 Pacific Northwest economic activity continues to reflect positive local economy.

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



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