December US manufacturing activity the weakest in a decade

December US manufacturing activity the weakest in a decade

Manufacturing activity in the US fell to the lowest level in more than a decade. The Institute for Supply Management said Friday that its manufacturing index dropped to 47.2 in December, from 48.1 in November. Last month’s level was the lowest since June 2009. A reading below 50 signals contraction, and the index has been below that level since August.

White mana matters
White mana matters 2 months

FINALLY the media covers the economy? About time they had a shred of bad news to pin on Trump. The steady flow of growth was really hindering the narrative.

michael zubas
michael zubas 2 months

Ruh ROH Raggy

Fin 2 months

I thought one more promise was to strengthen manufacturing... One more less the kept promise

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 2 months

Don't worry. Everything will pick up once we're at war in the 18th place in the world.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 2 months


Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 2 months

headline is wrong. this number represents a slight contraction. we have had massive growth in 10 years. especially the last 3 years. so manufacturing is down the last 3 months but it's still near record high manufacturing.

Barry 2 months

we're a service economy. manufacturing is meaningless to us

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