(Posted with permission). The December ISM® Services index was at 62.0%, down from 69.1% last month. The employment index decreased to 54.9%, from 56.5%. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 in contraction.
From the Institute for Supply Management: Services PMI® at 62% December 2021 Services ISM® Report On Business®
Economic activity in the services sector grew in December for the 19th month in a row — with the Services PMI® exceeding 60 percent for the 10th consecutive month — say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Services ISM® Report On Business®.
The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Services Business Survey Committee: “In December, the Services PMI® registered 62 percent, 7.1 percentage points below November’s all-time high reading of 69.1 percent. The Business Activity Index registered 67.6 percent, a decrease of 7 percentage points compared to the reading of 74.6 percent in November, and the New Orders Index registered 61.5 percent, 8.2 percentage points lower than the all-time high reading of 69.7 percent reported in November.
emphasis addedThis was below the consensus forecast, and the employment index decreased to 54.9%, from 56.5% the previous month.