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Small Business Optimism Remains At Historic Highs. (01/08/2019)

The NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index remained at historic highs, but has drifted down by 0.4 points to 104.4. Unfilled jobs and a lack of qualified applicants remain a concern as job openings set a new record and job creation plans increased in strength. NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan was quoted saying, “Optimism among small business owners continues to push record highs, but they need workers to generate more sales, provide services, and complete projects...Two of every three of these new jobs are historically created by the small business half of the economy, so it will be Main Street that will continue to drive economic growth.”