Small-business hiring increases


Published Feb 1, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Small businesses nudged up their hiring during January for a second straight month, according to a survey released Thursday.

The survey by the National Federation of Independent Business showed that the average payroll per company rose by 0.09 workers after rising by 0.03 workers in December. The lobbying group questioned 2,033 of its members for the survey.