Smaller share of U.S. small businesses unable to fill positions

SMALL BUSINESSES in the U.S. reported it was a bit easier to hire in December despite a tight job market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
SMALL BUSINESSES in the U.S. reported it was a bit easier to hire in December despite a tight job market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
WASHINGTON – United States small businesses found it a little easier to fill jobs in December, consistent with a moderating, yet still-robust, labor market, National Federation of Independent Business data showed Thursday. While finding qualified workers remains the most-pressing issue for small-business owners, the share unable to fill job openings dropped to the lowest level since…

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