Gauging Small Business Hiring in January

Job seekers during a job fair in New York Photograph by Craig Warga/Bloomberg

The U.S. economy added 113,000 payroll jobs in January, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. How many of those jobs were at small businesses? That depends on who’s counting, and how they define small. For the most part, last month’s small business hiring surveys indicated employers are likely to add more jobs this year than they did in 2013.

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