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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
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports a historically-high reading again for October, with solid momentum going into the 4th quarter. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index rose 3.8 points to 104.0 in September, a historically high reading. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index increased 1.4 points in August to 100.2, a reading slightly above the historical 46-year average. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index increased 1.8 points in July, as small business owners owners continue to temper their expectations of future economic con... » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index increased 6.2 points in June, as small business owners continue to be optimistic about future business conditions. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports on a rebounding Index that gained 3.5 points in May. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index fell another 5.5 points in April, with nine of the 10 Index components declining in April and one improving. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index experienced its largest monthly decline in the survey’s history. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports the Index started the New Year in the top 10% of all readings in its 46-year history. » More
Holly  Wade
NFIB Director of Research and Policy Analysis Holly Wade reports that while small business optimism is down this month, it still ended the year historically strong. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports reports small business optimism posted the largest month-over-month gain since May 2018. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index gained 0.6 points with eight of the 10 components advancing and talk of a recession waning. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index fell 1.3 points, but still maintains a historically solid reading. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Uncertainty Index rose four points in August, and the lack of qualified workers is still the main impediment to growth. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports uncertainty levels fell 10 points, reversing the surge in June that reached the highest level since March 2017. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports though uncertainty levels increased, job openings and plans to create jobs remain strong. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased 1.5 points to 105.0 in May, rivaling historic highs. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports though uncertainty levels increased, job openings and plans to create jobs remain strong. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased 1.7 points to 103.5. Sales improved in April, the inventory soft spot seen in last month’s report rebou... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased 0.1 points to 101.8 in March, a historically strong level and an indication that small businesses conti... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index improved modestly in February, increasing 0.5 points to 101.7, and small businesses broke a 45-year-record for ne... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Small Business Optimism Index slipped 3.2 points in January, as owners continued hiring and investing, but expressed rising concern about future eco... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports small business optimism is virtually unchanged this month, but finding qualified workers is still the biggest challenge. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Small Business Optimism Index slipped 3.2 points in January, as owners continued hiring and investing, but expressed rising concern about future eco... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports small business optimism posted a modest decline in November with a reading of 104.8, while continuing its exceptionally strong two-year trend. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index marked two years of continued historic readings according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index October reading of 107.4. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the Index continued its historic 23-month positive trend, with a reading of 107.9 in September, the third highest reading in the survey’s 45-year history. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the index shattered the record set 35 years ago, with job creation plans and unfilled job openings both setting new records, the percentage of small bus... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the index has its second highest level marked its second highest level in the survey’s 45-year history at 107.9, rising to within 0.1 point of the July ... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the index has averaged an unprecedented 105.4, well above the 45-year average of 98 and rivaling the all-time high of 108.0 in July 1983. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports small business profits have reached the second highest levels in the 45-year history of their Small Business Economic Trends Survey. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports small business profits have reached the highest levels in the 45-year history of their Small Business Economic Trends Survey. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist, Bill Dunkelberg, reports on the March Small Business Optimism Index that shows small business owners continue to be optimistic about the economy and their businesses, with the... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports after years of small businesses sitting on the sidelines and not benefiting from the so-called recovery, Main Street is again on fire. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist at NFIB, reports small business owners are reporting better profits and are ready to grow and expand. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Small business confidence blasted off the day after the 2016 election and remained in the stratosphere for all of 2017, making last year an all-time record setter for the NFIB Index of Small Busine... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIBs Bill Dunkelberg reports record optimism in the small business sector plus an anticipation of further upticks in economic growth in Q4 2017. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
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Bill Dunkelberg
NFIBs Bill Dunkelberg reports small business owners across the country are less enthusiastic about the economy now than they were in August, even though the overall numbers still remain high by his... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to Bill Dunkelberg at NFIB, in spite of Washington it appears that small business optimism is holding at record levels because of private sector activity on Main Street. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
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Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist at NFIB, reports even though small business optimism fell in June, it's still sustaining the surge in optimism that began after last year's election. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Overall job creation among small businesses edged higher in May, powered mainly by stronger hiring plans and job openings, according to the monthly National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Small business optimism index hovers near record levels, but expectations for future business conditions plunge after Congress fumbles Obamacare repeal. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Small business optimism has not faded much and there is growing evidence that this optimism is being translated into more spending and hiring, although not at explosive rates. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
According to Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB's chief economist, althoughsmall business optimism remains near record highs, a shortage of qualified workers is stunting hiring activity in this sector. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
The recent growth in small business optimism looks similar to the surge in the Index in 1983, which was followed by years of economic prosperity. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist of the NFIB, reports in December 2016, small business optimism rocketed to its highest level since 2004, with high numbers expecting better business conditions. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB reports the Index of Small Business Optimism made a substantial gain in November to just above the 42-year average. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
The fourth quarter of 2016 looks to be weaker as prospects for a “civil” relationship between the Democrats and the Republicans fade regardless of who wins the election. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB reports small business owners marginally more optimistic, but won't be hiring or building inventories until something changes in Washington. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Optimism hits record low, and small business owners blame the current political climate for declining economic conditions, according to the NFIB. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist of the NFIB, reports most small business owners expect business conditions to worsen in the near future. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist at National Federation of Independent Business, reports a negligible increase in small business optimism, indicating that sector is still uncertain about the future... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist at National Federation of Independent Business, reports optimism among small business owners moves higher, but remains negative and well below the 42-year average. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB's April 2016 Index of Small Business Optimism shows that small business owners not expanding due to political climate. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
The March 2016 NFIB Survey of Small Business Optimism shows that small business owners are very pessimistic about the economy due to weak sales and bad government policy, which has stifled economic... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB survey shows small business owners treading water with expected business conditions very negative. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist, Bill Dunkelberg reports Small Business Optimism Survey for January 2016 shows small business owners wary of future economic conditions. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports the December 2015 Index of Small Business Optimism remains flat with small business owners divided on sales outlook and business conditions. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
During this holiday season, small business owners are finding little to be hopeful or optimistic about including the economy in the New Year. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Index of Small Business Optimism was unchanged in October, posting no change after a rise of only 0.2 points in September and a gain of only 0.5 points in August. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
The Index of Small Business Optimism was basically unchanged in September, rising only 0.2 points, this after an August gain of only 0.5 points. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist found optimism to be down in August. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
BrainTrust Member Bill Dunkelberg says Small Business trends have taken a step forward in July's NFIB Report. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of May. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of May. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of March. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of January. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of November. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of August. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of August. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more. » More
Bill Dunkelberg
Brain Trust member Bill Dunkelberg provides a basic summary of the small business economic trends survey from the month of July. He covers labor, spending, credit, inflation, and more. » More