Share this Post on Twitter

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Services Sector Improves.... Slightly

ISM reported on the services sector this morning (I was traveling, thus the delay). Marketwatch with the details:

The service sectors of the U.S. economy rebounded in January, the Institute for Supply Management reported Wednesday. The ISM non-manufacturing index rose to 50.5% from 49.8% in December. Despite the improvement, the increase was below expectations. Economists were looking the index to rise to 51%. The index had been above 50 for two months in the fall but then slipped under the threshold in November and December. The closely-watched employment index rose to 44.6% in January from 43.6 in December. The employment index has been below 50 since December 2007. It hit a low of 31.1 in November 2008.


Source: ISM