“The NMI registered 60.3 percent, which is 1.3 percentage points lower than the September reading of 61.6 percent,” the ISM reported on Monday.
Key takeaways from the press release
- The Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index decreased to 62.5 percent, 2.7 percentage points lower than the September reading of 65.2 percent.
- The New Orders Index registered 61.5 percent, 0.1 percentage point lower than the reading of 61.6 percent in September.
- The Employment Index decreased 2.7 percentage points in October to 59.7 percent from the September reading of 62.4 percent.
- The Prices Index decreased 2.5 percentage points from the September reading of 64.2 percent to 61.7 percent, indicating that prices increased in October for the 32nd consecutive month.