Thursday, December 03, 2020

ISM Services Index Decreased to 55.9% in November

by Calculated Risk on 12/03/2020 10:07:00 AM

The November ISM Services index was at 55.9%, down from 56.6% last month. The employment index increased to 51.5%, from 50.1%. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 contraction.

From the Institute for Supply Management: Services PMI™ at 55.9%; November 2020 Services ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the services sector grew in November for the sixth month in a row, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Services ISM® Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Services Business Survey Committee: "The Services PMI™ registered 55.9 percent, 0.7 percentage point lower than the October reading of 56.6 percent. This reading represents a sixth straight month of growth for the services sector, which has expanded for all but two of the last 130 months.
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