"U.S. Industrial Production Up 0.1% on Better Factory Output," proclaimed the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. "Struggling manufacturers may be finding their footing in the second half of the year." The monthly industrial production indexes contain a wealth of information about the performance of the US economy. They represent the production of factories, mines, and utilities in unit volume, not dollar sales, including totals, and figures by industry.
Industrial Production Neither Industrious Nor Productive
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