Magazine article Economic Trends

Small Business Employment

Magazine article Economic Trends

Small Business Employment

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ACTUAL EMPLOYMENT CHANGES

Net Percent ("Increase" Minus "Decrease") in the Last Three Months
(Seasonally Adjusted)

      Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec

2006    1    4   -1   -3   -3   -2    2    5   -3    5    0    3

2007    2    4   -6   -5   -2    0    1    4   -1    3    0    2

2008    0   -3   -7   -9  -10  -12   -5   -4  -10   -9  -10  -18

2009  -15  -15  -22  -25  -24  -23  -17  -16  -16  -12  -12  -12

2010  -10   -9  -11  -12  -12  -10   -5   -2   -3   -6   -2   -1

2011   -4   -2   -4

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR JOB OPENINGS

Percent Few or No Qualified Applicants (Seasonally Adjusted)

      Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec

2006   40   40   39   41   46   45   42   46   44   46   44   40

2007   41   41   43   43   42   45   43   44   48   46   40   37

2008   37   36   36   37   33   39   36   35   38   35   31   30

2009    *    *   24   24   25   27   26   23   25   25   28   21

2010   24   26   23   26   26   25   28   32   30   28   27   28

2011   28   30   29

JOB OPENINGS

Percent With Positions Not Able to Fill Right Now (Seasonally Adjusted)

      Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec

2006   26   26   23   31   25   25   24   25   25   27   22   19

2007   26   25   26   26   24   26   23   25   25   22   19   21

2008   24   20   19   21   15   21   17   15   18   14   14   14

2009   11   11   10    9    9   11    9    8    8    8    8   10

2010   10   11    9   11    9    9   10   11   11   10    9   13

2011   13   15   15

HIRING PLANS

Net Percent ("Increase" Minus "Decrease") in the Next Three Months
(Seasonally Adjusted)

      Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec

2006   17   16    9   16   14    9   15   17   17   16   19   10

2007   17   13   12   13   13   12   13   15   14   11   11   11

2008    9   11    3    5    2    5    5    9    7    0   -4   -6

2009   -6   -3  -10   -5   -5   -1   -3    0   -4   -1   -3   -2

2010   -1   -1   -2   -1    1    1    2    1   -3    1    4    6

2011    3    5    2

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