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Small Business Optimism Index “Dips” in December

CR Note: This was released yesterday. Most of this survey is noise, but there is some information, especially on the labor market and the “Single Most Important Problem”.

From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): December 2019 Report: Small Business Optimism Dips in December

Small business optimism ended the year historically strong, with a reading of 102.7, down 2 points from November.
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Net job creation had faded from February’s 0.52 workers per firm to September’s 0.10, but is back in strong territory. Finding qualified workers remains the top issue for 23 percent reporting this as their number one problem, 4 points below August’s record high.
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