|Title||The Index of Services in September 2016|
□ In September, the Index of Services fell by 0.6 percent month-on-month owing to the drop in 'Wholesale and retail trade'
and 'Transportation' despite the rise in 'Information and communications' and 'Arts, sports and recreation related
○ In September, the Index of Services went up by 2.8 percent year-on-year owing to the increase in 'Financial and
insurance activities' and 'Human health and social work activities' in spite of the decrease in 'Accommodation and food
service activities' and 'Membership organizations, repair and other personal services'.
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