Service sector activity "expanded in November, although employment remained soft," according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond service-sector activity survey, released Tuesday.

Overall, the service sector revenues index climbed to 7 in November, from 3 in October, while the number of employees index dropped to negative 6 from negative 1, the average wage index dipped to 9 from 11, and the expected product demand during the next six months index grew to 7 from 6.

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