The seasonally adjusted Milwaukee Report on Business gained to 57.1 in October from 55.0 in September, the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee reported Thursday.

New orders received rose to 63.5 from 58.8, production climbed to 62.3 from 59.4, employment decreased to 59.5 from 61.8, supplier deliveries dipped to 52.1 from 54.2, and backlog of orders slumped to 43.2 from 57.1.

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