News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 7, 2013

U.S. small businesses added 10,000 jobs in March

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — According to Intuit Payroll’s March Small Business Indexes, small businesses created 10,000 jobs in March.

The index is a monthly report providing unique and almost real-time insight into employment and revenue trends of the nation’s small businesses with fewer than 20 employees. The data is based on approximately 182,000 small business customers of Intuit Online Payroll and QuickBooks Online Payroll.

Small business revenues are gradually recovering from recessionary depths and are just now reaching levels seen before the recession began in 2007, according to the index. The recently-launched index is based on anonymized aggregated data from QuickBooks Online, is the first in the market to provide current information on monthly small business revenue.