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Paychex - IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch: Small Business Employment Growth Remains Level; Wages Continue to Gain Momentum

August 29, 2017

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows a slowdown in small business job growth for the sixth consecutive month in August, while hourly earnings continue to gain momentum. The Small Business Jobs Index stands at 99.96, but the monthly decline in August was minimal at only 0.02 percent. Small business wages continue to rise, reaching a 3.00 percent ($0.76) annual growth rate in August and a 3.27 percent three-month annualized growth rate. National hourly earnings in August were $25.98, an $0.07 increase from July.


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Lisa Fleming
Manager, Public Relations

Lisa Fleming

Lisa Fleming joined Paychex in 2006 and last year was promoted to the position of public relations manager. As part of her role, Lisa leads the department’s external communications efforts and manages the company’s relationship with its outside PR agency partner, Eric Mower & Associates. Lisa is a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York where she studied English and Communications.