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October 3, 2013
While the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) returned to positive territory in August, the index reported a 2.15 percent decline in employment for September. This is not overly alarming, however, given that there has been a drop in September hiring levels for the past four years.

September 30, 2013
How likely are you to hire additional employees in the next year?This question is an important indicator of how our economic recovery is going and why we release the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index each month. It’s also the question we recently posed to CBIZ and MHM clients from a variety of industries, regions, and sizes in order to shed more light on the broader state of hiring in the U.

September 5, 2013
Returning to positive territory for the first time since May, the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) reported a hiring increase for the month of August. Up 1.23 percent, the SBEI sheds positive light on small business hiring. However, it is evident that the majority of filled positions that created this hiring increase were part-time.

August 6, 2013
Last week, the CBIZ July Small Business Employment Index for July was featured in prominent media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Crain's Cleveland Business, and Bloomberg Businessweek, as the SBEI continues to grow to be an essential part of the country's employment discussion.

August 1, 2013
Our July Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a slight decrease of .57 percent during the month, following a similar downward movement of .21 percent in small business hiring in June. In contrast, ADP’s July jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added more workers than initially anticipated with a total of 200,000 jobs, topping analysts’ estimates of 180,000 jobs.

July 3, 2013
Our June Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and results show that despite a hiring increase in May, there was a .21 percent decline in hiring last month. The June index does not fully indicate a change in the direction of small business hiring, however -- the number of companies reporting a positive change exceeded those reporting a negative change.

June 6, 2013
Our May Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a significant increase of 1.91 percent during the month, following a slight increase of .43 percent in small business hiring in April. In an interesting contrast, ADP’s May jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 135,000 jobs, well below analysts’ estimates of 167,000 jobs.

May 15, 2013
Earlier this month, our April Small Business Employment Index was featured in prominent media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and Crain's Cleveland Business, as the SBEI continues to become an integral part of the country's employment discussion.

May 3, 2013
Our April Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a slight uptick of .43 percent during the month, following an impressive increase of 1.25 percent in small business hiring in March. In contrast, ADP’s April jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 119,000 jobs, well below analysts’ estimates of 150,000 jobs.

April 4, 2013
Our March Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) has been released and the findings show a significant 1.25 percent increase during the month, following a slight increase of .20 percent in small business hiring in February. In contrast, ADP’s March jobs survey illustrated that the private sector added just 158,000 jobs, which was the smallest since October 2012 and considerably less than analysts’ estimates of 200,000 jobs.

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