The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index climbed 0.7% in December to a seasonally adjusted level of 94.7, as two of the four regional sectors improved, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reported Monday.

Nationally, the Federal Reserve Board's industrial production index for manufacturing rose 0.8% in December. Overall manufacturing output in the region gained 6.2% from a year earlier, compared to 2.7% growth in output nationally in that period.

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