The Chicago Fed Midwest manufacturing index climbed 1.2% in November to a seasonally adjusted level of 84.2 after the October report showed a revised 0.8% increase to 83.2, originally reported as a 0.5% rise to 82.9, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reported yesterday.

Nationally, the Federal Reserve Board’s industrial production index for manufacturing grew 1.1% in November. Overall manufacturing output in the region dropped 10.0% from a year earlier, compared to a 4.4% decline in output nationally in that period.

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