PaulBallewD&B (NYSE:DNB) released its Economic Health Tracker results for the Month of February.  The release is posted on, along with frequently asked questions and a description of the methodology used to create the three indices that make up the Tracker.

Paul Ballew, D&B’s Senior Vice President, Chief Data & Analytics Officer and Chief Economist, discussed “the story behind the numbers” with unique insights and context across our three indicators:

  • Small Business Health Index, the foremost leading indicator on the overall health of this critically important sector. The index is based on a number of proprietary indicators including credit usage and overall business performance.
  • U.S. Jobs Health, utilizing D&B’s comprehensive proprietary measures, we are providing a forecast of new, nonfarm payroll jobs added across key verticals such as manufacturing, retail, real estate, construction, business services, transportation and utilities.
  • U.S. Business Health Index, the most comprehensive measure of the overall health of businesses in the U.S. The index leverages three D&B advanced analytic products (D&B’s Viability Score™, D&B Delinquency Predictor™, and D&B Total Loss Predictor™) to provide a holistic view of the current and future health of all active businesses.

D&B has announce a schedule of future Webinars on this subject:

Webinar Registration and Access:

Planned 2014 Publishing Schedule:
Feb. 6, 2014 (Archived) June 3, 2014 Sept. 30, 2014
March 4, 2014 July 1, 2014 Nov. 4, 2014
April 1, 2014 July 29, 2014 Dec. 2, 2014
April 29, 2014 Sept. 2, 2014 Dec. 30, 2014

D&B publishes its U.S. monthly economic indicators the first Tuesday morning of each month, issuing a public advisory about one week in advance to notify interested parties of the pending announcement date. Reporting periods reflect the most current and complete month. For example, information contained in the March 4, 2014, report will be based on data available as of February 28, 2014.

Source:  D&B Press Release