The seasonally adjusted Milwaukee Report on Business surged to 55.0 in September from 48.2 in August, the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee reported Monday.

New orders received rose to 58.8 from 53.6, production soared to 59.4 from 45.7, employment increased to 61.8 from 47.9, supplier deliveries gained to 54.2 from 51.8, and backlog of orders increased to 57.1 from 47.9.

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