The ISM printed at 50.1, which is slightly above the expected figure of 50.00, but below September’s 50.2. The actual figure for October is the weakest since Oct 2013.
Employment weakest since Aug 2009
The ISM group’s measure of employment decreased to 47.6 in October, the weakest reading since August 2009, from 50.5 a month earlier. The export orders index improved to 47.5 from 46.5, but still in contraction for the fifth consecutive month.
Prices paid 39 vs 38 exp
Construction spending 0.6% vs 0.5% exp
Consumer spending climbed 3.2%
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