Browsing: Small business optimism

Economy

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined to 101.2, 3.2 points below December’s reading. This is the lowest reading since the last three weeks of November 2016, when the index experienced a seven-point boost from 95 to 102 following the announcement of the election results. Twenty percent of business owners surveyed said the next three

Economy

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index held steady at 104.4, 0.4 points below November’s reading. The December reading continues to hover near August’s record high of 108.8. Twenty-four percent of business owners surveyed said the next three months was a good time to expand, five point lower than last month’s reading. Reported job creation strengthened,

Economy

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell 0.2 points in August to 94.4. Five of the ten index components posted gains, while four declined. Labor market conditions remained weak, as only 56% of small business owners reported hiring or trying to hire, up 3 points from July. Forty-eight percent of employers reported few or no

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