Small Business Optimism Rises Featured
13 December 2016
The National Federation of Independent Businesses' November Small Business Optimism Index improved to 98.4, which is just above the 42-year average and only the third time since 2007 that it has broken into above average territory.Plans to hire jumped five points from the previous month. Expected higher sales rose from a net one percent in October to net 11 percent in November. The biggest jump was expected better business conditions, which rose to 12 percent from a net minus-7 percent.