Mmm, that's quite a miss.
Empire State Manufacturing Survey
Business activity abruptly leveled off in New York State, according to firms responding to the January 2022 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index fell thirty-three points to -0.7. New orders declined slightly, while shipments held steady. Delivery times continued to lengthen, and unfilled orders increased. Labor market indicators pointed to a moderate increase in employment and a longer average workweek. Both price indexes moved lower, but remained elevated. Plans for capital and technology spending were strong. Looking ahead, firms remained optimistic that conditions would ... (full story)