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The ISM Manufacturing Index registered 52.6 points in July. Although the index was 0.6 points lower than in June, July’s reading marked the fifth consecutive month of growth in the manufacturing sector as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the eighteen manufacturing industries, eleven reported growth during the month. The Employment Index fell 1 point

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The ISM Manufacturing Index rose to 51.3 points in May – up 0.5 points from April’s reading of 50.8. May’s reading marks the third consecutive month of growth in the manufacturing industry, as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the eighteen manufacturing industries, twelve reported growth while six reported contraction. The employment index registered 49.2

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The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 50.8 points in April – down 1.0 point from March’s reading of 51.8. However, the manufacturing industry is still growing, as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the eighteen manufacturing industries, eleven reported growth, while four reported contraction. The employment index registered 49.2 points, marking the fifth consecutive month

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The ISM Manufacturing Index rose to 51.8 points in March – up 2.3 points from February’s reading of 49.5. March’s reading marked the first expansion in the manufacturing sector in four months, as readings above 50 indicate expansion in the manufacturing industry. Of the eighteen industries, twelve reported growth while five reported contraction. The employment

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The ISM Manufacturing Index rose to 49.5 points in February – up 1.3 points from January’s reading of 48.2. February’s reading marked the fourth consecutive monthly decline in the manufacturing sector, as readings below 50 indicate contraction in the manufacturing industry. Of the eighteen industries, nine reported growth, while seven reported contraction. Business sentiment was

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The ISM Manufacturing index rose to 48.2 points in January – up 0.2 points from December’s seasonally adjusted reading of 48.0. January’s reading marks the third consecutive monthly decline in the manufacturing sector, as readings below 50 indicate contraction in the manufacturing industry. Of the eighteen industries, eight reported expansion, while ten reported contraction. Business

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The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 48.2 points in December – down 0.4 points from November’s reading. December’s reading marked only the second monthly contraction since November 2012, as readings below 50 indicate contraction in the manufacturing industry. Of the eighteen industries, six reported expansion, while ten reported contraction for December. Business sentiment was mixed

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The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 48.6 points in November – down 1.5 points from October’s reading. November’s reading marked the first contraction since November 2012, as readings below 50 indicate contraction in the manufacturing industry. Of the 18 industries, 10 reported contraction in November, while only 5 reported expansion. Some survey respondents expressed concern

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The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 50.1 points in October – down 0.1 point from September’s reading. However, the manufacturing industry is still growing, as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 7 reported growth in September, consistent with October. Survey respondents expressed concern about currency exchanges causing an impact on their

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The ISM Manufacturing Index fell to 50.2 points in September – down 0.9 from August’s reading. However, the manufacturing sector is still growing, as readings above 50 indicate expansion. Of the 18 component industries, 7 reported growth in September, down from 10 in August. Respondents’ sentiment was mixed, with some reporting increased business, while others

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