Industrial production climbs in August

Total industrial production climbed 0.41 percent since July and 2.66 percent above the level seen in August 2012. 

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    This chart shows the percent monthly and annual change in industrial production since 2006. Production has improved sine the recession is still well below the peaks set in 2007.
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Today, the Federal Reserve released their monthly read of industrial production and capacity utilization showing an increase in August with total industrial production climbing 0.41% since July and rising 2.66% above the level seen in August 2012. 

Capacity utilization also improved climbing 0.25% from July and rising 0.83% above the level seen in August 2012 to stand at 77.84% 
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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