The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released its small-business optimism index for the U.S. on Tuesday. The index decreased to 94.8 in November from 96.1 in October.
6 of 10 sub-indexes fell last month, one sub-index rose, while 3 sub-index were flat.
"Overall, the outlook remains the same with a slow 2 percent-ish growth and there is still not much pressure on prices from Main Street. All we can do at this point is hope for a more business friendly New Year," NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg said.