Intuit Small Business Employment Index Results
Small businesses created 50,000 new jobs in January but paid employees less and gave them fewer hours. The East Coast, especially New York, showed more weakness in employment than in other parts of the country.
|US Census Division||Percent Change in Employment|
|East North Central||0.03%|
|West North Central||0.16%|
|East South Central||0.3%|
|West South Central||0.5%|
Small Business Employment by US Census Division continues to grow in most parts of the country. The data reflects employment from approximately 70,000 small business employers who use Intuit Online Payroll. The month-to-month changes are seasonally adjusted and informative about the overall economy.
|State||Percent Change in Employment|
Small Business Employment by State is up for most states in which Intuit Online Payroll has more than 1,000 small business firms represented. The month-to-month changes are seasonally adjusted and informative about the overall economy.
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