Manufacturing activity in the central Atlantic region expanded for the third month in a row, according to the monthly business activity survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

“All broad indicators — shipments, new orders and employment — landed in positive territory, with manufacturers noting their first increase in worker numbers since October 2009,” the Richmond survey said.

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