Data Round-Up: NFIB, JOLTs, Manpower Underscore Improving Labor Markets

posted by Michael Lewis on September 09, 2014

Found in US, categorized in Growth Outlook and Business Cycle

Tags: NFIB small business optimism index manpower employment index

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While none are A-list indicators, today’s reports featured good news for the labor markets. Both the NFIB and Manpower surveys show that firms are increasing their hiring plans for the next several months.


FMI’s analyses of today’s August NFIB Small Business Optimism Index, July JOLTS data and the 14Q4 Manpower Employment Index.

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