Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Small Business Optimism Index at Near Record Level

Small Business Optimism Index continued record streak in May

Small Business Optimism Continues Remarkable Surge

Small business confidence shot up to near record levels last November and is still flying high, according to the latest National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism.

“The remarkable surge in optimism that began last year right after the election shows no signs of slowing down” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan. “Small business owners are highly encouraged by the President’s regulatory reform agenda, and they remain optimistic there will be tax reform and health-care reform. This is a policy-driven phenomenon.”

The Index for May matched its strong performance in April of 104.5. That means the Index has been at a historically high level for six straight months. Five of the Index components posted a gain, four declined, and one remained unchanged.

NFIB Small Business Economic Trends Report, May 2017

NFIB Small Business Economic Trends Page

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