U.S. services sector grew in May-ISM

NEW YORK, June 3 (BestGrowthStock) – The U.S. non-manufacturing
sector grew in May for a fifth consecutive month and added
workers for the first time since December 2007, according to an
industry report released on Thursday.

The Institute for Supply Management said its
non-manufacturing index stood at 55.4 last month, unchanged
from April. The median forecast of 68 economists surveyed by
Reuters was a reading of 55.5.

Most activity measured by the index came from the dominant
services sector. A reading above 50 indicates expansion.

The employment component edged up to 50.4 from 49.5 in
April, while the business activity component rose to 61.1 from
60.3.
(Reporting by Steven C. Johnson; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

U.S. services sector grew in May-ISM