Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (09/24/15)
Manufacturing activity in the Plains states declined again in September, on pace with previous months, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Producers expectations about future activity dropped considerably.
The month-to-month composite index was -8 in September, largely unchanged from -9 in August. The production index jumped from -16 to 1, and the indexes for new orders, shipments, and order backlogs also improved somewhat but stayed negative. The employment index inched up from -10 to -7.