The D6 Factor continued to improve, increasing 0.13 points in August compared with July.
- The D6 Factor for August increased to –1.3, a level last seen in April 2008.
- The increase marks the 12th consecutive monthly increase for the index.
- The index has risen 4.2 index points compared with a year earlier, when the record low was set.
Note: A negative value indicates that economic conditions are weak.