TITLE

ISM Non-Mfg Index Down to 59.2% in Jan

AUTHOR(S)
Siegel, Gary E.
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;2/4/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32064, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing business activity composite index slid to 59.2% in January from 63.1% in November, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Economists polled by IFR BondData America had expected a 61.0% level. An index reading below 50% signals a slowing economy, while a level above 50% suggests expansion. The prices paid index, closely watched for signs of inflation, fell to 66.6% from 73.6%. The employment index dipped to 52.2% from 55.0%.
ACCESSION #
15950833

 

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