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Contributions to the Chicago Fed Relative Midwest Economy Index: Iowa Contribution (RIAINDEXM683SFRBCHI)


May 2021: 0.12753 (+ more)   Updated: Jun 30, 2021
May 2021:  0.12753  
Apr 2021:  0.06937  
Mar 2021:  0.34446  
Feb 2021:  0.22991  
Jan 2021:  0.37976  
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Index Standard Deviation,
Seasonally Adjusted




Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago  

Release: Chicago Fed Midwest Economy Index  

Units:  Index Standard Deviation, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


This series represents the contributions of Iowa to the Relative Midwest Economy Index (RMEI). This series is the weighted average of state variables measuring the growth in nonfarm business activity based on indicators of four broad sectors of the Iowa's economy: 1) manufacturing, 2) construction and mining, 3) services, and 4) consumer spending.

A zero value represents an average contribution to RMEI by the state of Iowa, a rate historically consistent with the growth of the national economy, whereas positive values indicate above-average relative contribution; and negative values indicate below average relative contribution.

For further information about the Relative 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.

Suggested Citation:

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Contributions to the Chicago Fed Relative Midwest Economy Index: Iowa Contribution [RIAINDEXM683SFRBCHI], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RIAINDEXM683SFRBCHI, February 23, 2024.


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