U.S. Small Business Optimism Index from October 2017 to October 2018

Monthly U.S. Small Business Optimism Index 2017/18 This survey shows the U.S. Small Business Optimism Index from October 2017 to October 2018. In October 2018, the Index amounted to 107.4.
The index consists of 10 indicators derived from questions addressing small business owners: Plans to create employment; plans to make capital outlays; plans to increase inventories; expect economy to improve; expect real sales higher; current inventory; current job openings; expected credit conditions; now a good time to expand; earnings trends.
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Index of ten indicators, 1986=100
Oct '18107.4
Sep '18107.9
Aug '18108.8
Jul '18107.9
Jun '18107.2
May '18107.8
Apr '18104.8
Mar '18104.7
Feb '18107.6
Jan '18106.9
Dec '17104.9
Nov '17107.5
Oct '17103.8
Index of ten indicators, 1986=100
Oct '18107.4
Sep '18107.9
Aug '18108.8
Jul '18107.9
Jun '18107.2
May '18107.8
Apr '18104.8
Mar '18104.7
Feb '18107.6
Jan '18106.9
Dec '17104.9
Nov '17107.5
Oct '17103.8
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This survey shows the U.S. Small Business Optimism Index from October 2017 to October 2018. In October 2018, the Index amounted to 107.4.
The index consists of 10 indicators derived from questions addressing small business owners: Plans to create employment; plans to make capital outlays; plans to increase inventories; expect economy to improve; expect real sales higher; current inventory; current job openings; expected credit conditions; now a good time to expand; earnings trends.
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Release date
November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
October 2017 to October 2018
Number of respondents
Between 500 and 2,000 each month
Special properties
Small-business owners or members
Supplementary notes
Data are seasonally adjusted.

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