Auto sales is another good sign for the economy.
Chrysler Tuesday reported its U.S. sales rose nearly 12 percent last month, its best September in five years.
The car maker sold 142,000 vehicles.
The Dodge Avenger led the way with sales of the vehicle jumping 89 percent from a year ago.
Industry analysts predict U.S. sales of more than $1.1 million vehicles for September that would be up 11 percent from 2011.