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Poll: Small business makes small move on adding jobs

U.S. small businesses inched closer to adding jobs in July, a survey showed Thursday, offering a faint glimmer of hope for the long-suffering labor market a day before government employment data is released.

The National Federation of Independent Business’s monthly employment poll showed that 10 percent of small businesses added jobs last month, up from 5 percent in June, while 15 percent cut. The rest made no change to their labor force. Get the full story »