Index Summary

Local Economic Outlook Pushes Optimism to Record High

Small Business IndexGraphic indicating small business index scores for past several quarters

The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index climbed to 69.7 in Q3 of 2018. The record high score reflects a rebound in national economic outlook, matching the highest levels in the history of the survey. The trend line for business owners rating the overall health of their business as good has moved upward after five consecutive quarters of unchanged results. Despite such optimism, revenue expectations for the year ahead were down for small business of all sizes.

Q3 Index Highlights