U.S. small business confidence rose. But the overall trend is still disappointing.
National Federation of Independent Business, the U.S. (NFIB) reports that confidence among U.S. small businesses, rose slightly to its highest level in six months in April. York. After a decline in the previous month. But overall. Small businesses are still wary of doing business.
NFIB Index revealed that a positive view of small businesses increased 2.6 points to 92.1 from 89.5 in March. York., Which was the largest increase since October. Was 0.2553. Volatility index between 86.5 to 94.5 since the recession ended in June.'s 0.2552. Four components of the index improved in 10 months ago. The ratio of small business owners expect sales to increase, then rose 8 points to reach 4% in April. York. While the proportion of small business owners who believe that business conditions are improving. in the next six months rose 13 points, to 15% in the proportion of small business owners planning to increase employment will increase as well.
At the same time Forecasts the credit and capital spending plans fell.
However, even the Index April. York. Rebounded from a decline of 1.3 points in March. York. But the NFIB is the month that another disappointing month for the small business bill by Michael Burke. NFIB's chief economist, said in a statement. Confidence of small business owners still recovering substandard.
The small business sector. Representing 99% of all companies in the U.S.. Is the driving force of the U.S. economy. And employ half of the labor force in the country.