Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Orders for core capital goods in the United States increased by almost 2% last month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.
The department said orders saw 1.9% growth in September. In August, growth was 0.4%.
Manufactured durable goods increased by $4.3 billion.
September was the fifth consecutive month of increases in the manufactured durable goods sector.
Not including transportation, new orders advanced 0.8%. Without defense orders, the rise was 3.4%.
Orders for core capital goods, for service-specific items like aircraft, computers and infrastructure, indicate how much businesses use on a daily basis.
Tuesday's report said unfilled orders for manufactured goods decreased by $2.6 billion, or 0.2%. Unfilled orders have been down six of the last seven months.