Bill Dunkelberg

NFIB reports on U.S. housing and hiring challenges

The biggest negatives in the economy are still the two "Hs": housing and hiring. NFIB’s Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on which is the chicken and which is the egg, hiring or housing, and what it will take to get either one going again.

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The latest NFIB Small Business Optimism Index
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the latest NFIB Small Business Optimism Index.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index, which continues to show that the majority of small businesses still aren’t borrowing money, which has been compounded by two rounds of PPP grants.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB Index, which shows only half of the 20 million who lost their jobs during the pandemic have returned to work, plus one-third of small business employers have jobs they can’t fill with qualified candidates.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the NFIB’s Index of small business optimism, which crashed to 95 points in January, as if Main Street thought it was going back to the Obama administration.
Bill Dunkelberg joins Jim Blasingame to review the primary reasons 2020 presented unprecedented and multiple challenges for small businesses, and the possibility that 2021 will be different.