The seasonally adjusted Milwaukee Report on Business climbed to 56.5 in January from 51.3 in January, the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee reported Thursday.

New orders received grew to 58.8 from 56.7, production gained to 56.7 from 52.4, employment decreased to 53.0 from 55.1, supplier deliveries rose to 56.2 from 49.3, and backlog of orders decreased to 44.0 from 50.0.

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