The Chamber prepares comprehensive quantitative snapshots of business sectors and topics to help business and political leaders make informed decisions.
Released on a quarterly basis and compiled from 1,000 unique phone interviews with small business owners and operators each quarter, the Index delivers a comprehensive quantitative snapshot of the small business sector as well as explores small business owners’ perspectives on the latest economic and business trends.
Special Small Business Reports
- Special Report on Small Business & LGBTQ+ InclusionMost U.S. small business owners believe it is important to support the LGBTQ+ community and take action to ensure inclusion, according to the latest MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce small business survey.
- MetLife & U.S. Chamber Special Report on the State of the WorkforceThe latest survey of small businesses shows that those who have initiated the hiring process are finding it more difficult now than this summer to find candidates to fill job openings.
- MetLife & U.S. Chamber Special Report on Women-Owned Small Businesses During COVID-19The coronavirus pandemic disproportionately affected female-owned small businesses, according to this poll.
- MetLife & U.S. Chamber Special Report on Race and Inequality on Main StreetThe coronavirus pandemic hit minority-owned small businesses disproportionately hard, this poll shows.
RSM US LLP and the U.S. Chamber have joined forces to present this first-of-its-kind middle market economic index, developed in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The Index is designed to accurately reflect business conditions in the U.S. middle market, while providing a statistically significant measure of the health and outlook for these businesses.
The Q4 2022 MetLife and US Chamber Small Business Index found that most small businesses actively give back to their local community in a variety of ways. Most are also concerned about inflation and an economic downturn.
Economic Data Centers
Learn about small businesses’ contributions to the economy and the unique challenges they face.
To fill open jobs needed today—and in the years to come—employers can double down on reskilling and upskilling their current workforce to remain globally competitive.
As businesses continue to grapple with a national workforce shortage, a flawed government benefits framework is one of many factors keeping Americans on the sidelines of the labor force.
Discover the latest data on job openings, unemployment, labor force participation, quit rates, and more, for a quick understanding of the current state of the workforce—paired with in-depth analysis of the trends.