The United States manufacturing sector enlarges at a faster pace in August despite a Delta variant fired Covid-19 surge and hiring difficulty, as per to a report by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) .
The news agency Xinhua quoted the ISM as saying on Wednesday, Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) stood at 59.9 percent, rose 0.4 percentage point from the July reading.
Any reading above 50 percent indicates the manufacturing sector is generally enlarging.
The manufacturing sector saw slower growth in July from the previous month as companies and suppliers continues to struggle to meet rising levels of demand.
As per to the ISM, the supply-chain restrained continues in August. The Backlog of Orders Index has recorded 68.2 per cent, rose 3.2 percentage points from the July reading.
Meanwhile, the Employment Index, has stipulated decline at 49 percent, fell 3.9 percentage points compared to the July reading.
The chairman of the ISM's manufacturing business survey committee, Timothy Fiore has noted that yhe latest comeback of Covid-19 pandemic are adding to the related issues of growth potential such as worker absence, short-term closures, parts shortages, difficulties in filling open positions.
He said that even teh overseas supply chain problems that has continue to limit manufacturing-growth potential.