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A User's Guide to Capacity-Utilization Measures

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The U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve prepare the two most widely disseminated indexes of capacity utilization. This article, the second of a two-part series on capacity utilization, explains how the indexes are constructed and analyzes the advantages and shortcomings of both approaches.

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve prepare the two most widely disseminated indexes of capacity utilization. This article, the second of a two-part series on capacity utilization, explains how the indexes are constructed and analyzes the advantages and shortcomings of both approaches.


Suggested citation: Bauer, Paul W., and Mary E. Deily, 1988. "A User's Guide to Capacity-Utilization Measures," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, 07.01.1988.

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