Tuesday, March 08, 2016

NFIB: Small Business Optimism Index decreased in February

by Bill McBride on 3/08/2016 09:02:00 AM

From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): Small Business Optimism Falls Again This Month

The Index of Small Business Optimism fell 1 point from January, falling to 92.9. None of the 10 Index components posted a gain, six posted small declines, and four were unchanged. ...

Reported job creation reversed in February, with an average employment change per firm falling to a decline in employment of -0.12 workers per firm. ...
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Small Business Optimism Index Click on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the small business optimism index since 1986.

The index decreased to 92.9 in February.