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Bill Dunkelberg
"As the economy moves into the fourth quarter, small business owners are losing confidence in the strength of future business conditions,” said NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg. “The biggest pr... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports, “Small business owners are losing confidence in the strength of the economy and expect a slowdown in job creation. As owners look for qualified workers... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Small businesses optimism is rising as the economy opens up, yet a record number of employers continue to report that there are few or no qualified applicants for open positions as well as supply c... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to NFIB Chief Economist, Bill Dunkelberg, "Small business owners are struggling at record levels trying to get workers back in open positions, and are offering higher wages to try to reme... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB reports the economy is definitely on a roller coaster of economic activity. Although the Small Business Optimism Index has increased 4.8 points over the past three months, a record 44% of owne... » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports March's Index of 98.2 is the first return to the average historical reading since last November. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index rose to 95.8 points in February, a slight bump from January but still below the 47-year average reading of 98. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index declined again in January to 95, 0.9 below the December Index, and three points below the 47-year average of 98. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index declined 5.5 points in December, falling below the average Index value since 1973 of 98. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index declined 2.6 points in November, but still remains well above the 47-year historical average reading. » More