Small Business Optimism Starts 2020 on High Note

Washington, DC, February 11, 2020-The small business optimism index started the new year in the top 10% of all readings in the 46-year history of the survey, rising 1.6 points to 104.3 in the month of January, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). 

Six of the ten Index components improved, two declined, and two were unchanged, with the Uncertainty Index edging up slightly. Owners expecting better business conditions dipped slightly, but sales expectations and earnings trends improved significantly. As was reported last week, actual job creation surged in January.