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Small Business Optimism Index Reaches Record High in August

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose to 108.8, 0.9 point above July’s reading. This is the highest reading in index history. Thirty-four percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, two points higher than last month’s reading. Reported job creation increased three points, as 62 percent of businesses reported hiring or ...

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Small Business Optimism Index Moves Higher in July

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose slightly to 107.9, 0.7 point above June’s reading. This is just 0.1 point below the record level (108.0) reached in 1983. Thirty-two percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, three points higher than last month’s reading. Reported job creation fell four points, as 59 ...

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Small Business Optimism Index Maintains High in June

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell slightly to 107.2, 0.6 point below May’s record reading. This was the sixth highest reading in the index’s 45 year history and just below the record level (108.0) reached in 1983. Twenty-nine percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, five points lower than last ...

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Small Business Optimism Index Rose to 34-Year High in May

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index grew to 107.8, 3.0 points above April’s reading. This was the second highest reading in the index’s 45 year history and just below the record level (108.0) reached in 1983. Eight of the ten index components rose in May, while one declined. Thirty-four percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was ...

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Small Business Optimism Index Remained Strong in April

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index grew to 104.8, 0.1 point above March’s reading. Four of the ten index components rose in April, while three declined. Twenty-seven percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, one point lower than last month’s reading. Reported job creation grew four points, as 57% of businesses ...

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Small Business Optimism Index Softens in March

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell to 104.7, 2.9 points below February’s reading. February’s report was the second highest reading in the 45-year history of the index, while March was the lowest since October 2017. Two of the ten index components rose in March, while eight declined. Twenty-eight percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was ...

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Small Business Optimism Index Nears Record High in February

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index grew to 107.6, 0.7 point above January’s reading. February’s report was the second highest reading in the 45-year history of the index. Six of the ten index components rose in February, while one declined. Thirty-two percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, unchanged from last ...

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Small Business Optimism Jumps in January

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index grew to 106.9, 2.0 points above December’s reading. January’s report was one of the highest readings in the 45-year history of the index. Six of the ten index components rose in January, while two declined. Thirty-two percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, five points ...

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Small Business Optimism Dips in December

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell to 104.9, 2.7 points below November’s reading. November’s report was the second highest reading in the 44-year history of the index. Two of the ten index components rose in December, while five declined. Twenty-seven percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, unchanged from last ...

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Small Business Optimism Rises to Highest Level Since 1983

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index grew to 107.5, 3.7 points above October’s reading. This was the second highest reading in the 44-year history of the index. Eight of the ten index components rose, while two declined. Twenty-seven percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, four points higher than last month’s ...

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