Bill Dunkelberg

NFIB Index: Small business optimism is up, but still in a deficit

Small business optimism is still languishing in a deficit. Dr. Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame with his NFIB Index that indicates small business owners are only slightly more optimistic than last month, but still below expansion levels.

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Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that while capital spending is up among small businesses, they’re still not interested in borrowing money to make purchases.
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Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on economic performance for the past year and explain why there has been so much up and down movement, but small business optimism is up slightly.
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Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index that shows small businesses want to hire more, but can’t find enough qualified prospects.