- Level 93.9. Previous was 95.2
Small business owners (the ones who drive the jobs market) were a good bit less optimistic in January. Falling equity prices and continuing bad world economic news are responsible.
Redbook Chain Store Sales (week ended 2/6/2016)
- Store Sales year/year +0.6%. Previous was +0.8%
JOLTS (December 2015)
- Job Openings 5,607,000. Previous was 5,431,000
This is the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Despite decreased Small Business Optimism, Job Openings increased.
Wholesale Trade (December 2015)
- Inventories month/month -0.1%. Previous was -0.4% and had been estimated at -0.3%.
This is a GDP component.