Survey: Small business optimism hits all-time high

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Small businesses, citing tax reform and regulatory rollbacks, reported the highest level of optimism in the National Federation of Independent Business monthly survey’s 45-year history.

Between the lines: While optimistic, more than half of business owners surveyed said there were few or no qualified workers to hire for open positions, a sign that the tight labor market is an issue that continues to spill onto Main Street.