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Small Business Optimism Up, Job Creation Down

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June 4, 2013

MainStreetBy Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

SurePayroll’s Small Business Scorecard records a fifth straight month of optimistic Main Street entrepreneurs – up to 75%.

This is up over the low posted last September of 45%.

The problem for the economy is month-over-month hiring was down 0.3% in May, and the average paycheck shrunk 0.1%.

Says SurePay, “The demand isn’t there and small businesses have become more efficient, which often means less hiring. For those looking to hire, it’s not easy to find the specific critical skills you need. Until we see more demand, whether it’s from new businesses or an increasingly robust housing market, we’re not likely to get the full recovery we want.”

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