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Regional Business Survey Reports - November 2012


Region Economy Main Index Comments
Austin Contracting 49.2 Local PMI improves from October, but the index is still contracting.
Boston Contracting 40.6 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 50.4 Business Barometer expands after contracting for two consecutive months.
Cincinnati Expanding 54.0 Local PMI increases 4.9 percentage points.
Denver (Mfg.) Expanding 59.2 Manufacturing index spirals upward, increasing 9.2 percentage points from October's reading.
Denver (Non-mfg.) Expanding 59.9 Non-Manufacturing index increases 14.8 percentage points, reflecting a strong local economy.
Houston Expanding 54.6 Local PMI continues to remain strong, registering above 50 percent for the last 37 consecutive months.
Mid-American States Contracting 48.0 PMI continues to contract.
Milwaukee Contracting 45.5 PMI remains in contraction mode.
New York City Expanding 52.5 New York City business activity rebounds from contracting in October.
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 51.9 PMI decreases 8 percentage points, but the index is still expanding.
Western Washington Expanding 63.2 Pacific Northwest economy continues its upward climb, as the index increases 3.9 percentage points from October.

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



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