NAM Outlook Survey: Optimism Dropping

In a January 9 Economic Report, NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray reports 68.9% of respondents to the Q4 2022 NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey felt either somewhat or very positive in their company outlook, down from 75.6% in Q3. It was the weakest reading since the third quarter of 2020, with growth slowing notably across the board. […]