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News Stories (15 Results) - NFIB Small Business Optimism Index

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index was unchanged in April, remaining at 93.2 and the fourth consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98. Small business owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months decreased one point... view press release
May 12, 2022, 07:00 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased slightly in December to 98.9, up 0.5 points from November. Twenty-two percent of small business owners reported that inflation was their single most important problem encountered in operating their... view press release
January 31, 2022, 08:00 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased slightly in November by 0.2 points to 98.4. Four of the 10 Index components improved, four declined, and two were unchanged. The NFIB Uncertainty Index decreased four points to 63.“As the end of the... view press release
December 29, 2021, 08:00 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased slightly in October by 0.9 points to 98.2. One of the 10 Index components improved, seven declined and two were unchanged.“Small business owners are attempting to take advantage of current economic... view press release
November 11, 2021, 07:30 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased in July to 99.7, a decrease of 2.8 points, reversing June’s 2.9-point gain. Six of the 10 components declined, three improved and one was unchanged. The NFIB Uncertainty Index decreased seven points to... view press release
August 13, 2021, 08:00 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell 0.2 points in May to 99.6. May saw a slight pause in the recovery of small business optimism after steadily increasing each month in 2021. As reported in NFIB’s monthly jobs report, a record-high 48 percent... view press release
June 14, 2021, 08:00 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose 2.4 points in March to 98.2. March’s reading is the first return to the average historical reading since last November. The NFIB Uncertainty Index increased six points to 81, which was primarily driven by... view press release
April 19, 2021, 06:00 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined in January to 95.0, down 0.9 from December and three points below the 47-year average of 98. Owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months declined seven points to a net negative... view press release
February 17, 2021, 07:06 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined 2.6 points in November to 101.4 but remains well above the 47-year historical average reading of 98. Six of the 10 Index components declined and four increased. The NFIB Uncertainty Index decreased 8... view press release
December 23, 2020, 09:05 AM


NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index fell 1.8 points to 98.8 in July, near the survey’s historical average. Overall, 4 of the 10 Index components improved, 5 declined, and 1 was unchanged. The NFIB Uncertainty Index increased 7 points to 88. Reports... view press release
August 11, 2020, 08:00 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell 1.6 points to 103.1, remaining within the top 15 percent of readings. Overall, August was a good month for small business. However, optimism slipped because fewer owners said they expect better business... view press release
September 12, 2019, 09:00 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index improved modestly in February, increasing 0.5 points to 101.7. Views about future business conditions and the current period as a good time to expand improved as did plans to make capital outlays.Earnings trends... view press release
March 18, 2019, 09:00 AM


Small business optimism posted a modest decline in November with a reading of 104.8, while continuing its exceptionally strong two-year trend, according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index. Slightly more than half of the decline was... view press release
December 14, 2018, 07:00 AM


Small business loan approval rates for big banks reached another record high in October 2018, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. The October approval percentage for big banks (assets of $10 billion+) rose two-tenths of a... view press release
November 12, 2018, 08:00 AM


The small business optimism index reached its 16th consecutive month in the top five percent of 45 years of survey readings, according to the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends survey. The 104.7 March reading, down from 107.6 in February, remains... view press release
April 13, 2018, 08:00 AM