Chicago PMI Tumbles To Five-and-half-year Low In February

MarketWatch Pulse

The February reading of Chicago PMI tumbled to a five-and-a-half year low of 45.8, MNI Indicators said Friday. The reading, down from 59.4 in January and below the 50 mark measuring contraction, came after double-digit drops in production, new orders, order backlogs and employment. The West Coast port strike and the harsh winter probably had a negative impact in February, although it is difficult to gauge the magnitude, the report said.

Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.

Continue Reading Below