TEMPE, AZ - The furniture industry ranked third in growth in September, second in employment growth, and was "the only industry reporting an increase in order backlogs," says the Institute for Supply Management. Furniture also reported the fastest growth in exports for September, in the ISM monthly report, summarized here:
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 33rd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 76th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.
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