The seasonally adjusted Milwaukee Report on Business dropped to 43.31 in September from 47.14 in September, the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee reported Wednesday.

New orders received fell to 33.10 from 37.90, production slid to 34.46 from 41.76, employment decreased to 45.50 from 56.61, supplier deliveries gained to 56.71 from 53.79, and backlog of orders slumped to 32.76 from 42.50.

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