Companies with fewer than 50 workers added 58,000 jobs in May,
according to Chicago-based payroll-processing firm ADP, indicating
small-business growth is declining.
Bill Dunkelberg, an economist with the National Federation of
Independent Businesses (NFIB), told CNNMoney.com: "Owners are pessimistic
about the future of the economy, and they're not making any bets
customers will come in to generate extra revenue to pay for these
On June 5, NFIB reported hiring among small businesses is at a
standstill—9 percent of those surveyed hired 2.6 workers on
average; 12 percent cut about three jobs; and 79 percent
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