by Bill McBride on 5/10/2016 08:54:00 AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): Small Business Optimism Increases One Point in April
The Index of Small Business Optimism rose 1 point in April to 93.6 ... according to the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) monthly economic survey released today. ...Click on graph for larger image.
Fifty-three percent reported hiring or trying to hire (up 5 points), but 46 percent reported few or no qualified applicants for the positions they were trying to fill. Hiring activity increased substantially ... Twenty-nine percent of all owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period, up 4 points, revisiting the highest level for this expansion.
This graph shows the small business optimism index since 1986.
The index increased to 93.6 in April.
Posted by Bill McBride on 5/10/2016 08:54:00 AM