Chattanooga Times Free Press

Man­u­fac­tur­ing bell­wether


In­dus­trial pro­duc­tion has been in­creas­ing as U.S. fac­to­ries come back to life af­ter many shut down in the spring due to the pan­demic.

Still, the re­cent gains have been weaker than the strong re­bound recorded ear­lier this sum­mer. In­dus­trial pro­duc­tion rose a mod­est 0.4% in Au­gust. That fol­lowed in­creases of 3.5% in July and 6.1% in June. Did the trend con­tinue last month? Find out to­day, when the Fed­eral Re­serve is­sues its Septem­ber tally of in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion.

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