The ISM’s measure of services employment advanced to 59.2, the second-highest since August 2005. The number is strong enough to counter the drop in the manufacturing sector employment highlighted by the ISM manufacturing report released on Monday.
Composite index 59.1 oct vs 56.9 sep
Business index 63.0 oct vs 60.2 sep
Prices 49.1 oct vs 48.4 sep
Employment index 59.2 oct vs 58.3 sep
New orders 62.0 oct vs 56.7 sep
Supplier deliveries 52.0 oct vs 52.5 sep(nsa)
Order backlog 54.5 oct vs 54.5 sep (nsa)
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