Small-business employment grew by 0.43 percent in April, marking the third consecutive month of growth after a 1.25 percent gain in March, according to the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index.

This news comes after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 165,000 jobs were added in April as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.5 percent from 7.6 percent in March.

After revising March's numbers, small-businesses added 131,000 jobs. 

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