Industrial production jumps in November

Total industrial production increased about 1 percent in November, rising 2.5 percent about the level of industrial production seen a year ago, according to data from the Federal Reserve.

This graph tracks US industrial production levels since 2005, according to the Federal Reserve.

Today, the Federal Reserve released their monthly read of industrial production and capacity utilization showing notable increase in November with total industrial production increasing 1.05% since October and rising 2.51% above the level seen in November 2011. 

Capacity utilization also jumped 0.91% from October and climbing 0.93% above the level seen in November of 2011 to stand at 78.42% 

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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