Small biz jobs up, but not in CA

Jan. 30, 2013

By Katy Grimes


While small businesses across the nation created 20,000 new jobs this month, California lost small business jobs, according to Intuit Payroll’s Small Business Index. 

The Intuit Small Business Employment Index is a measure of employment for businesses with fewer than 20 employees. This month, eleven states showed job gains, two remained flat, and 20 showed declines. Utah and Nevada saw the largest increases.

“Overall small business revenue dropped 0.4 percent in December – down for 10th straight month according to the Intuit’s Small Business Revenue Index, which lags the employment index by one month,” the Dallas Morning News reported. “Construction was the only industry to see a revenue increase last month – up 0.3 percent. Small business revenue is just now reaching pre-recession levels.”

How California rated

Compared to Nevada’s increase of 0.17 percent, and the increase of 0.02 percent enjoyed by Texas, California small businesses lost jobs by 0.07 percent, according to Intuit.

And, it is important to note that while Californians are paying more to the state in taxes, in addition to paying the highest taxes in the country, Texas Governor Rick Perry just called for returning “excess tax money” to taxpayers yesterday.

That would never happen in California as long as Democrats are in charge… well, maybe when pigs fly.

The states with small business job increases are, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana.

According to the National Federation of Small Business California, small businesses account for more than 97 percent of all jobs in California. It’s just too bad that the Democrat supermajority isn’t listening.


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  1. Paul
    Paul 30 January, 2013, 16:16

    To many regulations in small cities….

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  2. loufca
    loufca 30 January, 2013, 17:04

    This should come as no surprise to anyone who owns and runs a small business. Taxes at all levels are crushing small biz in this state. Way to go Jerry Brown and Steinberg. Hope you’re happy.

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  3. us citizen
    us citizen 30 January, 2013, 17:45

    Oh they are happy………because they are idiots and dont know what reality really is in this state.

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  4. Douglas
    Douglas 30 January, 2013, 18:21

    And yet, California was number two in total jobs created in 2012,  with 211,000 jobs.  The state led the nation in job creation in June.

    On the negative side ( according to CNBC):

    ” government payrolls fell by almost 60,000. ”

    The glass is at least half full.

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  5. Hondo
    Hondo 30 January, 2013, 20:22

    The GDP is down after 6 trillion in deficit stimulus spending. A drop kick in the nuts of our kids.
    It is small business who lead the way going either up, or down, in an economy. A 20k gain in small business after 6 trillion in deficit stimulus spending is a drop kick a$$ of the Obama economic theory.
    I hope this turns around and the liberal prove me wrong. But there is nothing good about an economy in recession, no matter how you spin it. We just had a huge tax increase for 70% of Amerikans at the federal level. Kali just had a huge tax increase. All, when the economy has just turned into a recession.
    6 trillion dollars down a rat hole.

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  6. Donkey
    Donkey 31 January, 2013, 17:59

    “A drop kick in the nuts of our kids.” Classic call Hondo!! 🙂

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