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Journal Article

Are small businesses the biggest producers of jobs?


Abstract: It's often said that small businesses generate the most jobs in the U.S. This is true if one looks at the gross number of jobs. But because small businesses have a high failure rate, they are not the largest producer of jobs at the net level.

Keywords: Small business; Employment;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Part of Series: The Regional Economist

Publication Date: 2011

Issue: Apr

Pages: 8-9