Industrial production up in September

Industrial production increased 0.41 percent since August 2012 and rose 2.81 percent above the level seen in September 2011, according to the Federal Reserve.

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Today, the Federal Reserve released their monthly read of industrial production and capacity utilization showing an improvement in September with total industrial production increasing 0.41% since August and rising 2.81% above the level seen in September 2011. 

Capacity utilization also increased rising 0.27% from August and climbing 1.37% above the level seen in September of 2011 to stand at 78.26% 

It's important to recognize that though the "recovery" is well over two years old, both industrial production and capacity utilization are notably below the peaks set in late 2007. 

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