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 explain that even though the U.S. economic growth has outpaced population growth over the past 25 years, we should still expect expansion number of over 3%.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index of Small Business that shows profits, hiring, and sales are all down for another month, albeit not by much.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the factors that caused small business sentiment to continue to be below the NFIB Index baseline, and project that after the election, sentiment should turn up.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Uncertainty Index of the NFIB survey of small businesses, that shows this important sector continues to feel uncertain about the future because of government policies.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index of Small Business that shows six of the ten indicators are down, producing another negative outlook for this important sector.