Small Business Optimism On The Rise
May 20, 2021
Small business optimism rose again in April, according to a report from the National Federation of Independent Business, even as employers in Pennsylvania struggle to fill positions.
The optimism index gained 4.8 points over the last four months as the economy continues its pandemic recovery. NFIB said government policies, stimulus checks and business aid explain the recent “surge” in GDP growth and jobs recovered – a total of 12 million out of the 20 million lost, so far.
The NFIB said, however, the labor shortage undermines the ongoing recovery. It’s the number one issue facing s...