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Small Business Optimism Slipped in August

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 qualified applicants for the positions ...

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Small Business Optimism Slowed in May

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased 0.2 points in May, rising to 93.8. Four of the ten components posted gains on the month, while four declined. The entire gain in the index was due to a 5 point increase in Expected Business Conditions which remains 9 points below its year ago level. Labor market conditions improved as 56 percent ...

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Small Business Optimism Increased Slightly in December

The NFIB small business optimism index rose 0.4 points to 95.2 in December. Six of the ten index components posted a gain on the month, while three components posted declines. Labor market conditions weakened slightly, as the average employment gain per firm fell from 0.01 workers in November to -0.07 in December. Fifty-five percent of business owners reported hiring or ...

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