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Small Businesses Not Adding Workers Like They Used to
Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/07/2013 | Kathleen Madigan

Posted on 09/09/2013 6:54:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 09/09/2013 7:08:37 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

It’s well known that job growth has been lacking in this recovery. One reason for the disappointment is that small businesses aren’t adding workers like they used to.

Economists at Goldman Sachs explored the shift in hiring by business size using the Labor Department‘s Business Employment Dynamics survey. Although the BED data lag, the Goldman economists found small firms (defined as businesses employing less than 1-49 workers) have indeed underperformed medium and large companies whether underperform is defined as “a slower rate of job growth during the recovery relative to other firm size classes or a failure to regain the absolute magnitude of job losses incurred during the recession.”


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jobs; smallbusiness; unemployment

1 posted on 09/09/2013 6:54:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

America needs to stop sending jobs elsewhere.

HIRE AMERICANS.

Bring back American jobs.

Now.


2 posted on 09/09/2013 6:55:56 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind

It isn’t rocket science. No small business wants to grow to the point they subject themselves to more ObaMaoCare regulations.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 7:00:23 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
It's not just that. Being a small business owner, I received a notice from my CPA that certain small business tax deductions were "being discontinued" due to Obamacare (they want everything). We've also had to cut back hours for part-timers (my wife filling in) as the financial impact to the general population is driving traffic from our door. We're on a downhill spiral, and plan to sell our business or close it in mid-2014 if there is not a significant turnaround in the next few months....

Congrats Zero! Mission Accomplished!

4 posted on 09/09/2013 7:01:29 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

what kind of business do you have?


5 posted on 09/09/2013 7:04:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

Hell its worse than that. 0bummer has killed the economy so badly no one is getting hired for “gainful” employment anymore and is falling behind on their bills so they can’t afford to spend much money to pump it bak into the economy. Now you won’t be able to have just one roommate to pay the bills; you’ll need 3 others. Where do I get this? From everybody around me thats telling me they cant get hired fulltime anywhere anymore unless they just get lucky or that lost their job. I hear about someone going through rough times every single day now. Never been this bad before in my lifetime. Kick that clown out of office.


6 posted on 09/09/2013 7:07:03 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

I have been looking for a long, long time. Nothing out there it seems and the only “jobs” on Craigslist are MLM’s.


7 posted on 09/09/2013 7:09:48 AM PDT by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: edcoil

Why are you looking at Craigslist, how about Monster and CareerBuilder?


8 posted on 09/09/2013 7:15:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m losing my job in 2 weeks. I ‘m thinking it’s because of obamacare


9 posted on 09/09/2013 7:17:07 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: South Dakota

I assume from your screen name that you’re from South Dakota. The unemployment rate in your state is WAY BELOW national average — just 4%.

You should be able to find something...


10 posted on 09/09/2013 7:25:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Vigilanteman

Today Obamacare.

Tomorrow mandatory paid sick time, paid family leave, government mandated paid vacations, mandated flex time, worker “stakeholders” given a mandatory voice in the business decisions, etc. etc. etc. etc.

It’s the uncertainty of the future that is killing us.


11 posted on 09/09/2013 7:27:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

OBAMA SAMPLER - FOCUS ON JOBS::

January 2009: “My economic agenda ... begins with jobs.”

November 2009: “This is my administration’s overriding focus.”

January 2010: “We are going to have a sustained and relentless focus over the next several months on accelerating the pace of job creation, because that’s priority No. 1.”

September 2010: “Our No. 1 focus has to be jobs, jobs, jobs.”

December 2010: “My singular focus over the next two years is ... jump-starting the economy so that we actually start making a dent in the unemployment rate.”

January 2011: “My principal focus, my No. 1 focus, is going be making sure that we are ... creating jobs not just now but well into the future.”

November 2011: “The president is focused like a laser on passing the American Jobs Act, on making sure we put people back to work.” (Debbie Washerwoman-Shultz)

November 2012: “Our top priority has to be jobs and growth.”

February 2013: “Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.”


12 posted on 09/09/2013 7:27:42 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: SeekAndFind
One reason for the disappointment is that small businesses aren’t adding workers like they used to.

That's the problem, not the reason for the problem. The reason is Obama and his policies.

13 posted on 09/09/2013 7:31:01 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SeekAndFind

I have those set up for automatic alerts and do review them.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 7:56:15 AM PDT by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: Iron Munro
That’s the whole point. Obama want’s to bring America to its knees, and the best way to do that is to destroy wealth creation by the individual, and protect the crony-capitalist (ii.e. fascism). These people (obama and his ilk) want complete control over you, and the only way they can get away with it is to make you reliant on either the government, or one of their crony business interests. Anything outside of those parameters will be taxed, legislated, or regulated out of existence.

Of course the end run around that is the black market, under the table cash economy, or barter. Some big government loving “republican” freepers may balk at that notion, but then again those are the ones who are probably profiting from or have a vested interest in maintaining our current fascist government.

15 posted on 09/09/2013 8:28:00 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes I’m from SD but I live in North Dakota.
The job market here has slowed down but winter is coming on and the sunbird drivers will be headed south leaving us snowbirds to pick up the slack.
I had a good thing going where I was and i am sorry that it is ending but that’s life


16 posted on 09/09/2013 8:53:03 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Yep. And you can't teach libtards anything, because they know everything.

They are so certain that they will control the results of the chaos they are causing that they don't view the chaos as a bad thing, only an opportunity.

Can you name any war in history that those who started it correctly predicted the outcome?

17 posted on 09/09/2013 10:44:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Despite ObamaCare, tax increases, added paperwork, and more regulations, small businesses still aren’t hiring? That’s unexpected.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 1:19:06 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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