Manufacturing sector shows continued growth
June 11, 2002,
Tempe, AR — Economic activity in the key manufacturing sector grew for a fourth straight month in May, the nation's purchasing managers reported, setting the stage for continued momentum in the second half of the year.
In particularly good news, the textiles sector was highlighted in the monthly gauge of manufacturing activity, making gains in several key metrics, notably new orders, production, employment, order backlogs and export orders.
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