The seasonally adjusted Milwaukee Report on Business dipped to 51.3 in January from 52.2 in December, the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee reported Thursday.

New orders received grew to 56.7 from 51.5, production gained to 52.4 from 52.2, employment decreased to 55.1 from 55.2, supplier deliveries fell to 49.3 from 54.2, and backlog of orders increased to 50.0 from 42.1.

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