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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

NFIB: Small Business Optimism Index increases in March

by Calculated Risk on 4/08/2014 08:29:00 AM

From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): Small Business Rollercoaster Continues

The latest Small Business Optimism Index rose 2 points to 93.4, mostly reversing the February decline ... NFIB owners increased employment by an average of 0.18 workers per firm in March (seasonally adjusted), an improvement over February’s 0.11 reading and the sixth positive month in a row.
Small Business Optimism Index Click on graph for larger image.

This graph shows the small business optimism index since 1986.

The index increased to 93.4 in March from 91.4 in February.