CHICAGO PMI DOWN 6.0 TO 56.2 IN APRIL Posted on April 30, 2012 by Denis Ouellet This is a 29-month low, but not uncomfortably low. New orders slumped 5.9 to 57.4 but backlogs rose 2.5 to 56.8. Employment rose 2.4 to 58.7. Complete MNI release. Readers who viewed this page, also viewed:CHINA RETAIL SALES WEAKEN ALARMINGLYTHE CASE FOR GOLDBUT, WHO’S THE PIPER?NEW$ & VIEW$ (24 April 2012)NEW$ & VIEW$Powered by Where did they go from here?