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U.S. NFIB February Small Business Jobs Summary

March 09, 2012

U.S. small business plans to hire declined in February, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

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                             Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.   Oct.  Sept.  6-mo.
                             2012   2012   2011   2011   2011   2011   Avg.
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Plan to Hire                   4%     5%     6%     7%     3%     4%     5%
Positions not able to fill    17%    18%    15%    16%    14%    14%    16%
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NOTE: All figures are seasonally adjusted. The survey size was 624 firms.

SOURCE: National Federation of Independent Business

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Tanzi in Washington at atanzi@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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