Please consider the December 2022 Services ISM® Report On Business®
Economic activity in the services sector contracted in December after 30 consecutive months of growth.
In December, the Services PMI® registered 49.6 percent, a 6.9-percentage point decrease compared to the November reading of 56.5 percent. A reading above 50 percent indicates the services sector economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates it is generally contracting.
A Services PMI® above 50.1 percent, over time, generally indicates an expansion of the overall economy. Therefore, the December Services PMI® indicates the overall economy is contracting after a preceding period of 30 months of growth. Nieves says, “The past relationship between the Services PMI® and the overall economy indicates that the Services PMI® for December (49.6 percent) corresponds to a 0.2-percent decrease in real gross domestic product (GDP) on an annualized basis.”
Missing the Mark
Bloomberg Econoday had this to say ahead of the report: “The ISM services index has been surprisingly solid month after month, beating expectations once again in November with a 56.5 score. Econoday’s consensus for December is for another month of expansion at 55.0.”
The range of estimates was 53.0 to 56.0 with the actual at 49.6
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Anemic Jobs Report
If you thought the December jobs report was strong, think again.
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This post originated on MishTalk.Com.
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