The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index in the United States stood at 99.6 in May 2021, slightly down from the previous month's five-month high and well below pre-pandemic levels. It was the first decline in morale this year, as small-business owners were concerned about labor shortages and growing inflationary pressure. A record 48% of small businesses surveyed could not fill open jobs, even with many of them offering higher pay; while higher inflation was making it harder for them to plan ahead. source: National Federation of Independent Business
NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 98.40 points from 1975 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 108.80 points in August of 2018 and a record low of 80.10 points in April of 1980. This page provides - United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Nfib Business Optimism Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.
NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States is expected to be 104.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States to stand at 99.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Nfib Business Optimism Index is projected to trend around 102.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.