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Thursday, March 03, 2022

ISM® Services Index Decreased to 56.5% in February

by Calculated Risk on 3/03/2022 10:04:00 AM

(Posted with permission). The ISM® Services index was at 56.5%, down from 59.9% last month. The employment index decreased to 48.5%, from 52.3%. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 in contraction.

From the Institute for Supply Management: Services PMI® at 56.5% February 2022 Services ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the services sector grew in February for the 21st month in a row — with the Services PMI® registering 56.5 percent — 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: “In February, the Services PMI® registered 56.5 percent, 3.4 percentage points below January's reading of 59.9 percent. The Business Activity Index registered 55.1 percent, a decrease of 4.8 percentage points compared to the reading of 59.9 percent in January, and the New Orders Index figure of 56.1 percent is 5.6 percentage points lower than the January reading of 61.7 percent.
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The employment index decreased to 48.5%, from 52.3% the previous month.