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September 11, 2018

Small firms lag big firms when it comes to hiring

  • Moody's Analytics attributes the slower small-business hiring to owners' struggles to find qualified workers.
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — While job growth in the U.S. has been steady over the past year, the gains are slow and erratic at small businesses.

    Reports last week show the disparity between overall hiring and that of small companies. The Labor Department said that employers of all sizes added a strong 201,000 jobs in August, compared with the 196,000 averaged over the previous 12 months.

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