The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index in the United States rose by 1.6 points from the previous month to 99.8 in April 2021, the highest level since December and slightly above the average of 98, but still remained below pre-pandemic levels. Optimism among small-business owners was supported by the reopening of the economy, with firms saying they see a growth in sales but having a hard time finding skilled workers to fill job openings. The gauge for earning trends over the past three months increased by 8 points and the percentage of those planning to make capital expenditures in the next three to six months rose by 7 points. The number of owners who view current inventory as 'too low' continued to increase to historically high levels, while the percentage of owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months fell 7 points. The percentage of respondents raising average selling prices increased 10 points to 36 percent, the highest reading in decades. source: National Federation of Independent Business
NFIB Business Optimism Index in the United States averaged 98.39 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 May 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.