U.S. October Small Business Jobs Summary

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. small business plans to hire declined in October, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

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                             Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July   June    May  6-mo.
                             2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   Avg.
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Plan to Hire                   3%     4%     5%     2%     3%    -1%     3%
Positions not able to fill    14%    14%    15%    12%    15%    12%    14%
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NOTE: All figures are seasonally adjusted. The survey size was 0 firms.

SOURCE: National Federation of Independent Business

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