The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index rose 1.9% in March to a seasonally adjusted level of 85.0, as all four regional sectors showed improvement, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reported Wednesday.

Nationally, the Federal Reserve Board’s industrial production index for manufacturing grew 0.7% in March. Overall manufacturing output in the region gained 12.5% from a year earlier, compared to 7.1% growth in output nationally in that period.

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