The Chicago Fed Midwest manufacturing index slumped 2.6% in September to a seasonally adjusted level of 100.6 after the August report showed a revised 2.6% decrease to 103.3, originally reported as 2.6% drop to 103.5, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reported yesterday.

Nationally, the Federal Reserve Board’s industrial production index for manufacturing fell 2.7% in September. Overall manufacturing output in the region dropped 7.4% from a year earlier, compared to a 2.7% decline in output nationally in that period.

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