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Sask small biz optimism falls in September; all provinces see declines

September 28, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan dropped to an index of 50.9 in September from 52.9 in August, which is six points below the national average index of 56.9.
 

Sask small biz optimism remains weak in August; still lowest in Canada

August 31, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan increased slightly to an index of 52.9 in August, from 50.0 in July, which is almost seven points below the national average index of 59.8.
 

Sask small biz optimism drops in July; now lowest in Canada

July 27, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan dropped to an index of 50.0 in July, from 51.8 in June, which is 10 points below the national average index of 60.7.
 

Sask small biz optimism edges up slightly in June; but still lowest in the West

June 29, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan edged up slightly to an index of 51.8 in June, from 49.1 in May, but is still the lowest in Western Canada and nine points below the national average index of 60.9.
 

Sask small biz optimism takes nosedive in May; now 17 points below national index

May 25, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan dropped six points to 49.1 in May, from 55.1 in April. This is now 17 points below the national average index of 66.0 and also continues to trail Alberta’s index of 61.9.
 

Massive tax hikes take toll on Sask small biz optimism in April

April 27, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan declined again for a second-consecutive month falling to 55.1 in April. This is almost 10 points below the national average index of 64.4 and now also trails Alberta’s index of 57.9.
 

Sask small biz optimism falls in March; 17% planning layoffs

March 30, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan fell in March to an index of 56.3, down 1.4 points from 57.7 in February, and is still below the national average index of 62.9.
 

Sask small biz optimism sees another gain in February; still lags national index

February 23, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan gained ground again in February to an index of 57.7, up 2.7 points from 55.0 in January, but lags the national average index of 62.9.
 

Sask small biz optimism sees slight increase in January; but hiring plans remain weak

January 26, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan increased slightly in January to an index of 55.0, up 1.0 points from 54.0 in December, remaining below the national average index of 60.1.
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