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NFIB Small Business Optimism Index
Released On 1/11/2011 7:30:00 AM For Dec, 2010
PriorActual
level93.2 92.6 

Highlights
The small business optimism index fell six tenths to 92.6 reflecting continued uncertainty over the economy's future. The reading, for the 36th straight month, is consistent with recession. Weak sales remain the top problem for small businesses which are still not hiring. In a positive, small businesses do see better sales in the coming months.

Definition
The small business optimism index is compiled from a survey that is conducted each month by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) of its members. The index is a composite of ten seasonally adjusted components based on questions on the following: plans to increase employment, plans to make capital outlays, plans to increase inventories, expect economy to improve, expect real sales higher, current inventory, current job openings, expected credit conditions, now a good time to expand, and earnings trend.  Why Investors Care
 

 

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