It was because of an increase in new customer orders. 

The S&P Global U.S. manufacturing segment index edged up to 51.8 this month. 

The service sector index of S&P Global US rose to 49.2 from 43.7.

It was the first increment in previous six months. 

The Index had fallen to its base level since mid 2020 to the prior month. 

By and large, it seems as if the business companies are treading water. 

Readings above 50 define expansion and below that it is contraction.