Sacramento is the third-worst large U.S. metro market in which to work for a small business, according to a new study by credit card information site CardHub.com.
CardHub's "Best & Worst Cities to Work for a Small Business in 2013" report, released Monday, weighed nearly a dozen factors (including job turnover and wages) to evaluate the state of small business in the nation's 30 largest metropolitan areas.
Sacramento came in at No. 28, ahead of only Riverside and Detroit.
The CardHub report noted that Sacramento was hit hard by the recession and has experienced a relatively lethargic recovery. The report said Sacramento scored low in the number of small businesses per capita, small-business vitality, unemployment and new hire earnings.
Denver, Boston, and Minneapolis, respectively, ranked as the best cities for small- business employees. San Francisco ranked fifth.
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