The overall index rose from minus 6 to zero in the month, the pivot point between contraction and growth.
The shipments index rose from minus 6 to 1, while the index for new orders rose from minus 5 to minus 2.
The critical employment index measuring the number of employees also went from negative to breakeven, jumping out of last month's minus 7 to zero.
The index on wages rose from 5 to 10 while the index measuring average work hours rose from minus 1 to zero.
The survey showed respondents remain confident about business six months down the road.
The index for expected shipments rose 8 points to 36 while expectations of new orders added 12 points to reach 37.
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