Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (Business Barometer)

Market Sensitivity: Medium to high.

What Is It: Measures business activity in the Midwest region.

News Release on Internet:

Release Time: 10:00 A.M. (ET); released on the final business day of the month being covered.

Frequency: Monthly.

Source: National Association of Purchasing Management, Chicago affiliate.

Revisions: The only revision comes from changes in seasonal adjustment factors, and it is made every January.

Why Is It Important

Timing can be everything when it comes to getting the public to notice an economic indicator. Take the Chicago Purchasing Managers report. This group is an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management, which releases the market-sensitive ...

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