With 80 companies responding, the PMPA Business Trends Index for May 2019 came in at 140, making it our 6th highest month ever recorded. While sales outlook dropped to a negative reading for the first time since October 2016, Our sentiment indicator for Profitability rose, while Lead time remained level. Forward looking sentiment for employment declined from 97% positive to just 87% positive. Not at all bad news for career seekers. Typically our June business Trends equals or exceeds the May Business Trends reading, so we can all anticipate our report next month!