Data Round-Up: Productivity Trend Remains Weak; Small Biz Outlook Firms Slightly

posted by Michael Lewis on August 09, 2016

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Non-farm business productivity declined slightly in 16Q2; the trend remains quite weak. Small business optimism continues to firm gradually; wage pressures continue to mount (also gradually).


FMI’s analyses of today’s 16Q2 Productivity & Labor Costs data and the July NFIB Small Business Optimism Index, plus notes on June Wholesale Inventories.

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