The Institute for Supply Management said its November survey came in at 57.3.

The employment sub-index surged to 56.5 from 53.2.

Consensus expectation was for 55.2, down from 56.4 in October.

Full release »

We also just got a solid reading out of Markit’s U.S. manufacturing purchasing manager’s index, so things are looking alright in the sector.

Here’s the full score for ISM:

Global PMI day has generally been going well, with some notable weaknesses among the BRICs but some surprisingly robust data out of Europe.

Click here for updates »

NOW WATCH: Money & Markets videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at