NFIB Weekly NewsLeading the News NFIB Report: 21% Of Small Businesses Planning To Create New Jobs (09/08/2020)
NFIB’s Research Center released its August jobs report, which indicates that 21% of small businesses plan to create new jobs in the next three months. Bloomberg (9/3, Golle) highlights the report, writing, “The National Federation of Independent Business said Thursday that a net 21% of small firms in August were planning to create new jobs, up 3 percentage points from the prior month and the fourth straight increase. Some 33%, the most since March, said they had open positions they were unable to immediately fill.” NFIB’s Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg was quoted saying, “The small business labor market is recovering and moving in the right direction. ... However, there is still uncertainty and many small businesses are counting on additional financial assistance.” This story also appeared in The Washington Post (9/3, Golle).
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