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Weekly Earnings Growth Ends the Year at All-Time High

December 31, 2019
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The competitive job market continues to drive wage growth higher, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. Steady growth in hourly earnings and hours worked – with hours worked in December posting the strongest gains since 2012 – pushed weekly earnings growth to 4.13 percent, a new all-time high for employees of small businesses. The pace of small business employment growth remains consistent, with the national jobs index increasing slightly (0.06 percent) in December to 98.16.

Read the full news release on the Small Business Employment Watch site.