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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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Small Business Optimism Rises Moderately in October

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index ticked upwards to 103.8, 0.8 point above September’s reading. Four of the ten index components rose, while five declined. Twenty-three percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, six points higher than last month’s reading. Reported job creation grew two points, as 59% of businesses reported ...

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Small Business Optimism Dipped in September

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index ticked downwards to 103.0, its lowest reading since November’s election. September’s index was 2.3 points below August’s 105.3 reading. Three of the ten index components rose, while six declined. Seventeen percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, ten points lower than last month’s reading. The ...

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Small Business Optimism Remained Historically High in August

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index ticked upwards to 105.3, its highest reading since February. August’s index was 0.1 point above July’s 105.2 reading. Four of the ten index components rose, while five declined. Twenty-seven percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, the highest reading in over twelve years. Reported job ...

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