This time, the go-to engine sputters

Released: 
August 08, 2012

Small businesses were hit hard by job losses in the recession. A net loss remains, but those jobs are picking up a bit.

Small businesses, typically cited as the “engine of growth” for the American economy, shed jobs faster than larger companies in the past decade. From 2001 to 2011, there were 187 million small business jobs created and 188.2 million jobs lost. That's a net loss of 1.2 million jobs. 

To see how they’re bouncing back now, click to view today’s full infographic above.  Then roam “What do others say?,” below, for a roundup of reporting and opinion.