Thanks Barack… 64% of Small Businesses Will Not Be Hiring This Year
Worst. President. Ever.
JUNE +18,000 JOBS…
April, May revised: -44,000…
Top Obama adviser says unemployment won’t be key in 2012…
The US unemployment rate climbed again last month to 9.2% .
64% of small businesses are not planning on hiring this coming year. Things are too unstable. Small business conpanies hire about half of the workers in the private sector.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
The U.S. labor market could stay sluggish for a while, with small-business executives reluctant to hire amid the murky economic outlook.
Almost two-thirds—64% —of small-business executives surveyed said they weren’t expecting to add to their payrolls in the next year and another 12% planned to cut jobs, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report to be released Monday. Just 19% said they would expand their work forces.
This comes after a Labor Department report Friday showed employers added few jobs in June, and unemployment rose to 9.2% . The bleak figures joined other data showing the recovery losing momentum in recent months, which has caused many analysts and policy makers to lower their forecasts for economic growth in the second half of the year.
The Small Business Administration says small businesses, defined as companies with fewer than 500 workers, employ about half of the workers in the private sector. In the Chamber’s survey of 1,409 executives, conducted by Harris Interactive, small businesses were defined as firms with revenue of $25 million or less.
More than half of the small-business executives in the June 27-30 survey cited economic uncertainty as the main reason for holding back on hiring. About a third blamed lack of sales, while just 7% pointed to problems getting credit.