Manufacturing activity shrinks in July

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index showed a second consecutive month of contraction. A measure below 50 percent indicates contraction in the sector, while above indicates growth. Read related article.

Another month of contraction is shown in the manufacturing index.
Note: The index measures new orders, employment, inventories and other activities in the economy’s manufacturing sector compared with the previous month. | Source: Institute of Supply Managers. | The Washington Post. Published on August 1, 2012, 8:05 p.m.
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