September U.S. Manufacturing Index Improves

In September, the seasonally adjusted S&P Global U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was 49.8, increasing 1.9 points from August. Manufacturers reported growth in employment and output but a slight decrease in new orders.

The PMI index comprises five sub-indices tracking changes in new orders, output, employment, suppliers’ delivery times and stocks of raw materials. A reading above 50 indicates growth, while below represents a contraction. See S&P Global

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