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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

ISM Services Index Increased to 58.7% in January

by Calculated Risk on 2/03/2021 10:05:00 AM

The December ISM Services index was at 58.7%, up from 57.7% last month. The employment index increased to 55.2%, from 48.7%. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 contraction.

From the Institute for Supply Management: Services PMI® at 58.7%; January 2021 Services ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the services sector grew in January for the eighth 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 58.7 percent, 1 percentage point higher than the seasonally adjusted December reading of 57.7 percent. This reading is the highest since February 2019 (58.8 percent) and indicates the eighth straight month of growth for the services sector, which has expanded for all but two of the last 132 months.
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This was above expectations, and solid improvement for the employment index.