zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / Sep 30, 2016 9:55 AM
“Economic growth in the US appears to have picked up a little at the end of the third quarter,” reports MNI as September’s Chicago Fed ticked up to 54.2 (better than the 52.0 expectations). Most subindices rose but notably employment fell. While excuses grow around the nation for disappointing data, 79% of Chicago panellists said the run-up to November Presidential Elections is having a negligible impact on business.
As MNI reports, on a trend basis, the MNI Chicago Report paints a slightly better picture than earlier in the year with the Barometer averaging 53.8 in Q3, up from 52.2 in Q2 and the highest quarterly level since Q4 2014.