Industrial Production Largely Recovers from Spring Decline

Production rose 1.1% in October but still remains below pre-pandemic levels.

Line workers put together ventilators at the Ford Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., May 13, 2020.
Line workers put together ventilators at the Ford Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., May 13, 2020.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose 1.1% in October, recovering much of the spring decline caused by the virus pandemic.

Production rebounded after a downturn in September, but still remains below pre-pandemic levels, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.

A key category that reflects manufacturing output rose 1%.

In October, industry operated at 72.8% of capacity, down from a reading of 77% of capacity a year ago.

September's number was revised upward from -0.6% to -0.4%.

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