NFIB Weekly NewsLeading the News Small Business Optimism Rises in August (09/08/2020)
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (9/8) was slightly above its historical average thanks to an increase of 1.4 points in August, rising to 100.2. NFIB’s Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg was quoted as saying, “We are seeing areas of improvement in the small business economy, as job openings and plans to hire are increasing, but many small businesses are still struggling and are uncertain about what the future will hold.” The NFIB’s Uncertainty Index also rose “in August, to 90, the second-highest reading since March 2017.”
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