The seasonally adjusted Milwaukee Report on Business dropped to 40.7 in May from 48.4 in April, the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee reported Friday.

New orders received fell to 33.1 from 42.7, production dropped to 35.7 from 48.1, employment decreased to 44.3 from 49.4, supplier deliveries dipped to 48.3 from 50.2, and backlog of orders decreased to 43.5 from 46.3.

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