ISM's Employment Index registered 56.6% in June 2012, which is 0.3 percentage point lower than the 56.9% reported in May 2012. This is the 33rd consecutive month of growth in the Employment Index. An Employment Index above 50.5%, over time, is generally consistent with an increase in the Bureau of Labor Statistics data on manufacturing employment.
Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 11 reported growth in employment in June 2012 in the following order: Fabricated Metal Products; Furniture & Related Products; Machinery; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Printing & Related Support Activities; Petroleum & Coal Products; Primary Metals; Chemical Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; and Transportation Equipment.
The four industries reporting a decrease in employment in June 2012 are Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Paper Products; and Computer & Electronic Products.
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Source - Institute for Supply Management