Hiring Flat At Texas Small Businesses

U.S. small businesses added 20,000 jobs in January, according to the latest analysis by Intuit Payroll.

U.S. small business employment rose just over 0.1% in January compared to December. At Texas small businesses, job growth was virtually flat.

“Small business employment, as a general matter, is doing sort of poorly compared to overall employment.”

Susan Woodward is an economist for Intuit.

“It fell for a longer time, and the recovery has been weaker. And then we had this odd spell of small business employment declining from April to October, but now it’s rising again, but it’s rising proportionately less than overall payroll employment is rising.”

The average monthly pay for small business employees fell 0.2% in January to less than $2,700. Monthly hours dropped nearly 1% to just over 105 hours.



Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Business Reporter

Andrew Schneider joined News 88.7 in January 2011. Since arriving in Houston, he has reported on the many changes wrought on the region’s economy by the revolution in domestic oil and gas production. His non-energy reporting runs the gamut from white-collar crime to cattle ranching. His work has aired on...

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