Home Economy SBA: As state’s workforce contracted, small businesses hired EconomyFairfieldGovernmentPremium Content SBA: As state’s workforce contracted, small businesses hired By Jennifer Bissell - March 1, 2013 Connecticut lost 20,433 jobs in 2010, according to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) report. But among firms with fewer than five employees, 6,770 new positions were added. This content is for Westfair Online members only. Please Sign in / Join to view this content. Become a member by Registering Here.