Hourly Wages Rise Moderately as Job Growth Declines Slightly in October
The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch data for October again reflects the tight labor market with a dip in job growth and uptick in wages. Down 0.06 percent from last month at 99.12, the Small Business Jobs Index has slowed 1.28 percent over the past two years, consistent with a declining rate of unemployment in the same timeframe. The rate of hourly earnings growth in October stands at 2.41 percent ($0.63), increasing for the second month in a row.
Read the full news release on the Small Business Employment Watch site.