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Date of Show:Wed 2nd November
A report shows that hiring among Oregon’s small businesses fell slightly in October. Steve Best has more...
The report, by online payroll firm Intuit, reflects a slowdown in job creation nationwide.
Among 15 states tracked, job growth in Oregon decreased by 0.4% - the steepest drop for employers with fewer than 20 workers.
Small businesses across the nation added 30,000 jobs in October, while the private sector as a whole saw growth of 110,000 positions, both of these sets of figures down from September.
Despite this, another study found that the mood among small business owners remains upbeat.