Monday, May 07, 2012

Look Ahead: Small Business Optimism Index, Job Openings

by Bill McBride on 5/07/2012 10:01:00 PM

There are two minor economic indicators schedule for release tomorrow.

• The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for April will be released at 7:30 AM ET. This index has been moving up, but remains very weak. The consensus is for an increase to 93.0 in April from 92.5 in March.

• At 10:00 AM, the BLS is scheduled to release the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for March. Job openings have generally been trending up, and quits (voluntary separations) have been increasing too.

For the monthly economic question contest, here are two question for later this week (Thursday and Friday):

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