Unfilled Job Openings Are Stinging Small Businesses
More than 60% of small business owners are finding few or no qualified applicants for job openings, according to the NFIB.
Jobs Report Tops Analysts’ Estimates
The labor market showed renewed strength in June, with nonfarm payrolls rising by 222,000 jobs.
Election Drags Down Small Business Optimism
"Small business owners are deeply uncertain about the future, and that is affecting their decisions,” the NFIB says.
Small Business Optimism: ‘No Real Enthusiasm’
The NFIB's Index of Small Business Optimism rose just two-tenths of a percentage point in May to 93.8.
Small Businesses Optimism Sags
Although still hiring and spending, small businesses have lower expectations about growth in real sales.
Small-Business Confidence Drops Sharply
NFIB optimism index falls four points, "a disappointing sign that economic growth on Main Street is not set for a strong second half," says Bill Dunkelberg.
Small Business Optimism Up
But solid economic growth likely to be elusive this year, says NFIB chief economist William Dunkelberg.