Thursday, January 07, 2021

ISM Services Index Increased to 57.2% in December

by Calculated Risk on 1/07/2021 10:09:00 AM

The December ISM Services index was at 57.2%, up from 55.9% last month. The employment index decreased to 48.2%, from 51.5%. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 contraction.

From the Institute for Supply Management: Services PMI™ at 57.2%; December 2020 Services ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the services sector grew in December for the seventh 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 57.2 percent, 1.3 percentage points higher than the November reading of 55.9 percent. This reading represents a seventh straight month of growth for the services sector, which has expanded for all but two of the last 131 months.
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