The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index in the United States fell to 99.1 points in September from 100.1 points in August, the lowest in six months. More than 50% of small businesses said they couldn’t fill open positions last month and the number of companies offering higher pay was also at a 48-year high. "Small-business owners are doing their best to meet the needs of customers, but are unable to hire workers or receive the needed supplies and inventories. The outlook for economic policy is not encouraging to owners, as lawmakers shift to talks about tax increases and additional regulations”, NFIB chief economist Bill Dunkelberg said. source: National Federation of Independent Business
NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 98.41 points from 1975 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 108.80 points in August of 2018 and a record low of 80.10 points in April of 1980. This page provides - United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.
NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States is expected to be 99.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Nfib Business Optimism Index is projected to trend around 102.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.