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According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the uncertainty of small business owners increased in June 2019 because of weak sales and earnings. This is the fourth highest level of uncertainty recorded and the highest level since March 2017.

The NFIB’s metric is based on six questions not included in measuring the Small Business Optimism Index. This index also dropped to 103.3 for the first time in five months and reversed the gains in the previous month.