Employment growth fell below the year-to-date monthly average in September 2017, according to the ADP National Employment Report. Specifically, small businesses with 1-50 employees lost 7,000 jobs.

The impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma likely played a role. Hiring was likely hurt by both natural disasters and increased wage pressures on small businesses.

What will this dip mean for small businesses as they close out 2017? Read ADP's job market analysis on the SPARK blog.

Tags: Hiring