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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chicago PMI increases in September

by Calculated Risk on 9/30/2010 09:45:00 AM

From the Institute for Supply Management – Chicago:

The Chicago Purchasing Managers reported the CHICAGO BUSINESS BAROMETER improved in September to chalk up a full twelve months of expansion.
The overall index increased to 60.4 vs. 56.7. Note: any number above 50 shows expansion.

Employment index declined to 53.4 from 55.5 in August.

The new orders index increased to 61.4 from 55.0.

Overall this was a positive report. The national ISM manufacturing index will be released tomorrow.