Hiring in Small-Business Sector Remains Sub-par

By Ray Pinard | October 11, 2013

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) publisjed its September report on its web site.

Chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) William C. Dunkelberg, issued the following statement on the September job numbers, based on NFIB’s monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The survey was conducted in September and reflects the responses of 773 sampled NFIB members:

“School was in this September, but hiring was not—at least not for those in the small-business community.

“In still another ‘ho-hum’ jobs report, NFIB owners reduced employment by an average of 0.10 workers per firm in September. This reversed August’s tiny bump that came only after three months of negative numbers (small employers added 0.08 workers added on average in August).

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