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NFIB Small Business Economic Trends, December 2013
The NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism bumped up 0.9 points in November to 92.5, a dismal reading as has been the case since the recovery started. Over half of the improvement was accounted for by the labor market components which is certainly good news, lifting them closer to normal levels. Expected business conditions though deteriorated further - lots of dismal views of the economy coming next year.
December 2013 Report
Problems & Priorities
The cost of health insurance remains the top problem for small business in America—-as it has been for two decades. But "uncertainty" dominates the top five concerns in the eighth edition of NFIB's Small Business Problems & Priorities survey, which is based on the responses of 3,856 small business owners.
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NFIB's Research Foundation randomly sampled 12,500 NFIB members between mid-November and mid-December, 2012 and asked them about a range of issues concerning the current federal tax code. Here's how small business owners responded about how much taxes impact their ability to operate their businesses.
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