Nebraska Business Survey Not As Optimistic

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Updated: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:41:26 CST

Nebraska businesses said they aren't as optimistic about the state's economy as they were just last month, according to a UNL Bureau of Business Survey.
While the businesses did report a positive outlook for the sixth straight month, the Bureau of Business research indicates less businesses expect sales to increase and more expect to cut jobs.

In June, 33 percent of businesses in the state expected to see an increase in sales. For the month of July, that number dropped to 29 percent.

In June, only 3 percent of businesses expected to cut jobs. For July that number doubled to 6 percent.

According to UNL economist Eric Thompson, location does matter. Businesses in Lincoln and southeast Omaha were significantly more optimistic than other regions.