More small firms maintain ties to "attached" workers

11/22/2009 | National Public Radio (text and audio)

Katie Tyler, founder of Tyler 2 Construction in Charlotte, N.C., is one of many small-business owners who are using a tactic called "attached unemployment" when they lay off workers, filing weekly unemployment claims for workers who go on and off the payroll. About 2.5% of October's new unemployment claims were in this category, which traditionally has been used in the manufacturing sector.

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