Latest data released by NFIB - 14 May 2019

The release here was initially scheduled for 1000 GMT but has been released early via the source here. This is an index which measures the opinion of small businesses on the economic conditions in the country.

The reading continues to improve following a slight dip seen towards the end of last year and continues to hold solid with NFIB noting that:

"Overall, the Index remains at a historically very strong level, consistent with solid growth, keeping the economy at full employment. There is no recession in sight this year."

A minor data point but it reflects sentiment that businesses and consumers are still relatively confident about the outlook of the US economy at this point in time.