Utah's small businesses added 31,000 net new jobs during 2004, the latest year studied, according to a report released Thursday by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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The SBA said Utah had an estimated 236,000 small businesses, of which 65,000 were employer firms, in 2006; small businesses in 2004 employed exactly half of the state's nonfarm private work force; and women-owned firms totaled 48,500 and generated $5.9 billion in revenues in 2002.