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August 8, 2018

Hiring holds back growth at small firms

  • Another reason for the slowdown in hiring by small businesses is a more discouraging trend: Americans are forming fewer companies.
  • By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
    AP Economics Writer

    WASHINGTON — Even with the U.S. economy booming and the job market strong, hiring has slowed among one category of employers: Small businesses.

    Yet it isn't because these companies are hurting. Far from it. Small businesses today are generally optimistic, and most say they're enjoying healthy sales.


     
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