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Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 10:45am
Steel workers in El Dorado National Forest, California

U.S. Chamber Study Shows Commercial Construction Industry Poised For Recovery After Covid-19

The Q2 2020 Commercial Construction Index reveals a drop in contractors’ confidence and outlook for their industry amid COVID-19.

Above the FoldJun 04, 2020 - 10:45am
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Poll Shows Most Small Businesses at Least Partially Open Amid COVID-19 Recovery

The latest Small Business Coronavirus Impact poll indicates guarded optimism among American entrepreneurs.

Above the FoldJun 01, 2020 - 1:30pm
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PPP Funds Reach Self-Employed, Small Businesses with Help of FinTech Lenders

The moment Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications were open for the self-employed and sole proprietor small businesses, Krystal Douglas, owner of Music City Sewing in Nashville, had her paperwork ready. Before the COVID-19 cri

Above the FoldMay 14, 2020 - 11:30am
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Analysis: These 10 States Have Seen the Highest Share of their Workforce File for Unemployment Amid COVID-19

New analysis shows that the following 10 states have seen the largest percentage of their workforce file unemployment claims since March.

Above the FoldMay 13, 2020 - 4:45pm
Cafe owner reopening

As States Ease Restrictions, Business Owners Are Concerned About Demand and Liability

New data from the U.S. Chamber reveals that business owners are concerned about lack of demand and liability issues amid reopening.

Above the FoldMay 08, 2020 - 6:00pm
Unemployment benefits form

How Devastating are the Unemployment Numbers? Here’s a Sector Breakdown.

The coronavirus crisis drove payroll jobs down by 20.5 million in April.

Above the FoldApr 16, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Utah Small Business Owners Use Paycheck Protection Program Funding to Prepare for an Uncertain Future

The Paycheck Protection Program is helping some small businesses stay afloat, but more funding from Congress is needed now.

Above the FoldApr 03, 2020 - 5:00pm
Small Business Storefront

New Poll Says 1 in 4 Small Businesses on Brink of Permanent Closure

A new poll from MetLife and the U.S. Chamber found 43% of small businesses say they are 3-6 months away from permanently shutting down.

Above the FoldMar 31, 2020 - 4:30pm
Main Street USA Storefronts

How to Access Stimulus Funding for Your Small Business

FAQs on the SBA's Payroll Protection Program for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

Above the FoldJan 21, 2020 - 1:00pm
U.S. pedestrians

Supply and Demand Drives Higher Wages for Lower Paid Workers

The labor market is tight, which means there are fewer workers to fill open positions and, as a result, wages are rising.