Paychex - IHS Small Business Jobs Index Shows Employment Growth Slowing for Small Businesses in December
The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index declined 0.18 percent in the past 12 months, bringing the national index to 100.56 in December. Although the pace of small business employment growth is slowing, an index level above 100 indicates continued positive employment gains. With the strongest 12-month growth rate, the West North Central region maintained its lead among the regions. At 102.64, Washington continued to be the top-performing state for the third consecutive month. Dallas, meanwhile, held the top position among metro areas, despite a .64 percent one-month decline.
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