The Midwest Economy Index slipped to 0.03 in March from a downwardly revised 0.25 in March, first reported as 0.27, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reported Thursday.

The relative MEI dropped to negative 0.21 in April from an upwardly revised positive 0.10 reading in March, first reported as positive 0.01. The negative relative MEI indicates that growth in the region was somewhat lower than expected.

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