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Regional Business Survey Reports - May 2013


Region Economy Main Index Comments

Austin Expanding 51.0 Local PMI holds steady, registering the same rate as in April.

Boston Contracting 36.0 PMI remains in contraction mode.

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 58.7 Business Barometer increases 9.7 percentage points to highest reading since March 2012.

Cincinnati Expanding 54.3 PMI reflects renewed growth in local economy.

Denver (Mfg.) Expanding 56.4 Manufacturing index continues to move upward.

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 57.1 PMI continues to reflect a strong local economy.

Mid-American States Expanding 56.2 PMI continues to expand.

Milwaukee Contracting 40.7 Local PMI moves further into contraction territory.

New York City Expanding 54.4 New York City business activity expands at moderate pace; six-month outlook is at 67 percent.

Northeast Ohio* Expanding 17.00 The Forecast Index at -13.50 indicates that manufacturing activity should reduce somewhat.

Southeast Michigan Expanding 61.2 PMI increases 5.9 percentage points, reflecting vibrant local economy.

Western Washington Expanding 50.8 Pacific Northwest economic growth slows, dropping 5 percentage points from April's reading.

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



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