Industrial production down in January

Industrial production fell 0.10 percent in January, according to the latest read from the Federal Reserve.

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    Total industrial production declined by 0.10 percent in January 2013 but rose 2.10 percent above the level seen in January 2012.
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Today, the Federal Reserve released their monthly read of industrial production and capacity utilization showing a decline in January with total industrial production falling 0.10% since December but rising 2.10% above the level seen in January 2012. 

Capacity utilization also declined dropping 0.27% from December but still climbing a slight 0.46% above the level seen in January of 2012 to stand at 79.06%

 
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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