Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Release: Chicago Fed Midwest Economy Index
This series represents the contributions of Midwest Region to the Midwest Economy Index (MEI). The Midwest Region contribution specifically focuses on indicators existing only at a regional level. This series is the weighted average of regional variables measuring the growth in nonfarm business activity based on indicators of four broad sectors of the Midwest's economy: 1) manufacturing, 2) construction and mining, 3) services, and 4) consumer spending.
A zero value represents an average contribution to the MEI by the Midwest Region, whereas a positive value indicates that an above-average contribution to MEI; and negative values indicate below-average contribution to MEI.
For further information about the Midwest Economy Index, go to http://midwest.chicagofedblogs.org/archives/2011/03/mei_by_scott_br.html and http://chicagofed.org/digital_assets/publications/chicago_fed_letter/2010/cflnovember2010_280.pdf.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Contributions to the Chicago Fed Midwest Economy Index: Midwest Region Contribution [REGIONALM683SFRBCHI], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/REGIONALM683SFRBCHI, July 15, 2019.