- Business conditions continued to improve in September, as the Output Index increased to 99.5, up from 98.3 the previous month. The last time the index was higher was in July 2010.
- The Optimism Index reached 100.7 in September, up from 98.0 in August. This level of confidence has not been seen mid-2010
- Overall inflation expectations for business input prices continued to come down
- Hiring expectations improved modestly