Regional Business Survey Reports - March 2014


Region Economy Main Index Comments

Austin Expanding 53.3 New Orders, Prices, Employment, Supplier Delivery & Order Backlog all increasing.

Boston Contracting 35.8 PMI contraction slows down.

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 55.9 Employment falls sharply to neutral. New Orders and Order Backlogs expand at a slower rate.

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     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 57.1** Houston PMI down slightly from February's reading of 58.7 percent.

Mid-American States Expanding 57.4 The overall index dipped slightly from last month's reading.

New York City Expanding 52.0 New York City business activity eased for the second straight month.

Northeast Ohio     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.

Southeast Michigan Expanding 55.0 In March, the ISM-SEM PMI index bounced back up, from 47.3 to 55.0.

Western Washington Expanding 60.4 Western Washington saw a 5 point decrease in March from February.


* These regional business survey reports use 0 (zero) as their breakeven point when referring to their main business conditions index. The national report and the other regional reports listed use 50 percent as their breakeven point.

** This index is a weighted average of the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.

*** This index is a weighted average of the non-manufacturing sector.