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Manufacturing Output Increases In November

Rise follows two consecutive monthly declines.

Rebounding from a tenth-percent decline in September and a half-percent decline in October, U.S. manufacturing production increased three-tenths of a percentage point in November, the Federal Reserve reported on Dec. 15.

Capacity utilization among the nation's manufacturers in November remained the same as in October -- 80.3%.

Overall industrial production, which includes the output of mines and utilities as well as manufacturing, increased two-tenths of a percentage point in November. In October, there had been no change in industrial output; in September it had fallen four-tenths of a percent. Total capacity utilization, which again includes mining and utilities as well as manufacturing, remained at 81.8% in November.

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