Based on responses collected July 5 through July 11, the Small Business Pulse Survey estimates that:
19.6% of U.S. small businesses reported a decrease in operating revenues in the last week. For responses collected 6/14/20 – 6/20/20, this statistic was 42.5%
22.8% of U.S. small businesses report their business has returned to the normal level of operations. However, almost 40% of businesses think this can be affected for another 6 months or more.
- 27.9% of U.S. construction small businesses report current operating capacity to be affected by the availability of supplies or inputs in the last week
- 53.8% of U.S. Accommodation and Food Services small businesses expect to identify and hire new employees in the next six months
- The Overall Sentiment Index, which assesses the overall average effect of the pandemic on businesses, increased to -0.40 from the prior week, indicating a less negative sentiment for responses
U.S. small businesses are continuing to experience supply chain disruptions with 38.2% reporting domestic supplier delays in the last week. For responses collected 6/28 – 7/4, this statistic was 38.1%
Supply chain disruptions continue to impact U.S. small businesses, with 18.5% reporting difficulty locating alternative domestic suppliers in the last week. For responses collected 6/28-7/4, this statistic was 18.7%
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21.9% of small businesses are affected by employee availability!