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Business Uncertainty Index (DISCONTINUED) (ATLSBUBUI)


Jul 2020: 271.22640 (+ more)   Updated: Jul 29, 2020
Jul 2020:  271.22640  
Jun 2020:  305.35800  
May 2020:  279.10220  
Apr 2020:  225.84280  
Mar 2020:  138.14000  
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Index 2015-2018=100,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta  

Release: Survey of Business Uncertainty  

Units:  Index 2015-2018=100, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


This series was discontinued by the source following revisions to the methodology and panel design for the Survey of Business Uncertainty. For more details, see the revised methodology.

This index reflects firms' uncertainty about the growth of their own sales, employment, and capital expenditures over the next 12 months. The index can respond to news about the overall economy, changes in business sentiment, policy developments, stock market moves, interest rate changes, and changes in the outlook of firms in the sample. The uncertainty index captures uncertainty about the outlook for sample firms. Each index is standardized to have mean and variance of 100 during the period from January 2015 to December 2018.

For more details about the index or the survey, visit the Survey of Business Uncertainty.

Suggested Citation:

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Business Uncertainty Index (DISCONTINUED) [ATLSBUBUI], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/ATLSBUBUI, December 7, 2023.


Survey of Business Uncertainty

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