D&B’s U.S. Economic Health Tracker showed sluggish but hopeful operating conditions in the national economy in February 2015. Although small business growth slowed compared to previous months, payment delinquency declined significantly. D&B’s Small Business Health Index declined 2.5 points during the reporting period, driven in large part by wavering operational stability. Meanwhile, approximately 241,000 non-farm payroll jobs were added in February, with business services continuing to lead employment growth. And the U.S. Business Health Index remained relatively unchanged compared to a year earlier. Businesses may be shifting to expansion mode, evidenced by a modest decline in viability and small increase in payment delinquency. Overall business performance continues to track with positive trend growth as the economy heads toward the second quarter of 2015.