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Monday, December 05, 2022

ISM® Services Index Increased to 56.5% in November

by Calculated Risk on 12/05/2022 10:13:00 AM

(Posted with permission). The ISM® Services index was at 56.5%, up from 54.4% last month. The employment index increased to 51.5%, from 49.1%. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 in contraction.

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

Economic activity in the services sector grew in November for the 30th 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 November, the Services PMI® registered 56.5 percent, 2.1 percentage points higher than October’s reading of 54.4 percent. The Business Activity Index registered 64.7 percent, a substantial increase of 9 percentage points compared to the reading of 55.7 percent in October. The New Orders Index figure of 56 percent is 0.5 percentage point lower than the October reading of 56.5 percent.
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The PMI was higher than expected and the employment index was above 50.