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By Jeff Berman · May 19, 2016
Even though there are myriad indications that the economy has lost some of its footing in recent months, the May 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management indicates that prospects for growth remain fully intact.
By Jeff Berman · May 4, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.7 in April (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was up 1.2 percent compared to March, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 75th consecutive month. The April PMI is 0.5 percent above the 12-month average of 56.2.
By Jeff Berman · May 4, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.7 in April (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was up 1.2 percent compared to March, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 75th consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2016
Manufacturing activity in April remained on the right side of growth for the second straight month, following six months of contraction, according to the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2016
Manufacturing activity in April remained on the right side of growth for the second straight month, following six months of contraction, according to the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2016
ISM said that the PMI, its index used to measure growth, was 51.8 in March (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which topped February’s 49.5 by 2.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
Index 0.1 percent off from January, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 73rd consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 53.4 in February (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 0.1 percent off from January, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 73rd consecutive month. The February PMI is 3.2 percent below the 12-month average of 56.6.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2016
In its Manufacturing Report on Business, ISM said that the PMI, its index to measure growth, was 49.5 in February (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), topping January by 1.3 percent and sub-50 for the fifth month in a row.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2016
In its Manufacturing Report on Business, ISM said that the PMI, its index to measure growth, was 49.5 in February (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), topping January by 1.3 percent and sub-50 for the fifth month in a row.
By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2016
ISM index 2.3% below December, while economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow for the 72nd month in a row.
By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 53.5 in January (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 2.3 percent below December, while economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow for the 72nd month in a row. The current PMI is 3.4 percent below the 12-month average of 56.9.
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2016
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that manufacturing activity again contracted for the fourth straight month.
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2016
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that manufacturing activity again contracted for the fourth straight month.
By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.3 in December (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), was dropped 0.6 percent from November.

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