Small Businesses Hired At Faster Pace In September, NFIB Says

Small businesses created jobs in September at the fastest pace of 2015, a sign that companies are still growing at a solid pace, a trade group said Thursday. The National Federation of Independent Business said smaller companies added 0.18 jobs per firm, up from 0.13 in August. Some 53% of firms surveyed said they tried to add workers, but 85% also said they had a hard time finding qualified candidates. "Overall, September was on par with historically solid numbers," said William Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist. He also said there's litle evidence that hiring slowed in August, so he expects the increase in U.S. employment in that month to be revised higher.

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