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Growth in Hours Worked Contributing to Wage Gains for Employees of Small Businesses

September 01, 2020

Computer screen showing small business employment watch

The latest IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows that despite hiring remaining flat since its drop-off in April, employees of small business are seeing the benefits of solid wage growth. Hourly earnings growth was steady at 3.28 percent in August and weekly earnings continue to improve as the number of hours worked increases. The national jobs index stood at 94.39, moderating 0.21 percent from the previous month.

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