Industrial production grew 0.2% in November, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
The increase followed a revised 1.2% rise in October, first reported as a 0.9% gain.
If the hurricane-related rise in oil and gas extraction were removed, the Fed noted, production would have been flat in the month.
Capacity utilization grew to 77.1% in November from October’s unrevised 77.0.
Economists polled by IFR Markets projected a 0.3% increase for industrial production and a 77.2% capacity utilization rate.
Manufacturing output rose 0.2% in November, following a 1.4% gain in October.
Utilities’ output was down 1.9% after increasing 2.0% in October, while mining was 2.0% higher after a 0.6% slip the month before.