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By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2016
Non-manufacturing activity finished 2015 with growth, even with a slight decline in its key metric, according to the most recent edition of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
By Jeff Berman · January 4, 2016
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, came in at 48.2 (50 or higher indicates growth) in December, which dropped 0.4 percent compared to November’s 48.6.
By Jeff Berman · January 4, 2016
Manufacturing activity contracted in December for the second straight month, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2015
The December 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued yesterday by the Institute for Supply Management took on two items that have been prevalent in addressing current trends in the form of: sharply lower oil prices the strength of the U.S. dollar. Each question was presented to the ISM’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing member respondents.
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2015
Despite what can be viewed as continually fluctuating economic conditions, the December 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast presented an optimistic outlook for the the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2016.
By Jeff Berman · December 3, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 55.9 in November (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was down 3.2 percent compared to October. The PMI is 1.4 percent below the 12-month average of 57.3.
By Jeff Berman · December 3, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 55.9 in November (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was down 3.2 percent compared to October. The PMI is 1.4 percent below the 12-month average of 57.3.
By Jeff Berman · December 1, 2015
While staving off contraction in the previous four months, manufacturing in November did not grow, according to the most recent edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · December 1, 2015
While staving off contraction in the previous four months, manufacturing in November did not grow, according to the most recent edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 59.1 in October (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), up 2.2 percent over September’s 56.9 and down 1.2 percent compared to July’s 60.3, which is its highest reading since January 2008.
By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 59.1 in October (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), up 2.2 percent over September’s 56.9 and down 1.2 percent compared to July’s 60.3, which is its highest reading since January 2008.
By Jeff Berman · November 2, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, was 50.1 in October, which was down 0.1 percent from September and now at its lowest level since May 2013, when it was also at 50.1. The PMI has been at 50 or higher for 33 consecutive months, with the over all economy growing for 77 months in a row. The current PMI is 1.6 percent below the 12-month average of 52.7.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 56.9 in September (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), a 2.1 percent decrease from August’s 59.0, and 3.4 percent off from July’s 60.3, which is its highest reading since January 2008.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 56.9 in September (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), a 2.1 percent decrease from August’s 59.0, and 3.4 percent off from July’s 60.3, which is its highest reading since January 2008.
By MMH Staff · October 1, 2015
Report’s four key metrics all down for the second consecutive month.

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