Small Business Is Putting Some Snap In The Job Market...

Is the once-anemic pace of U.S. employment growth picking up speed in the current robust recovery? Judging by March's unexpectedly large 456,000 leap in payroll slots, you might think so. But skeptics note that the Labor Dept.'s March household survey was less positive--posting a 256,000 decline in nonfarm jobholders and a 349,000 jump in those deemed "partially unemployed" because they are working part-time for economic reasons.

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