U.S. small business optimism improves for third straight month

October 11, 2022 at 10:00 am

Optimism among U.S. small businesses rose in September as pessimism about their sales outlook waned, while a small group of businesses said they raised prices.

national federation of independent enterprises Optimism Index It rose 0.3 point to 92.1 last month, the group said in a report on Tuesday. Five of the meter’s 10 components were added. Despite rising for the third straight month, the indicator remains at an all-time low.

The survey’s inflation gauge continued to slow. The net share of owners raising prices fell 2 percentage points to 51%, the lowest in a year but still at a high level. almost a third of…

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