Small business staff hiring trends in the U.S. 2010-2017

This statistic shows U.S. small business owners' responses to a survey question asked from 2010 to 2017, about plans for hiring new staff members. In 2013, around 16 percent of respondents reported that they were planning to take on new staff members in the next 12 months. By 2017, this figure had increased to 25 percent.

Share of U.S. small businesses planning to hire new staff members in the next 12 months from 2010 to 2017

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Source

Release date

May 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2017

Number of respondents

3,233 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Small business owners*

Supplementary notes

This survey was conducted in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The surveyed small business owners had less than 10 million U.S. dollars in annual revenues.
Data prior to 2017 can be found in the 2016 report.

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