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Paychex - IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch: Small Business Job Growth Rebounds as the Year Begins; Wage Growth Also on the Rise

January 30, 2018

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch started the year with an increase in small business job growth and wages in January. The Small Business Jobs Index stands at 99.88, a 0.18 percent increase over December. The job growth rate remains below last January’s level by 0.74 percent. Hourly earnings have grown $0.72 in the past year to $26.38. January’s 12-month wages growth rate of 2.81 percent marks an improvement from 2.78 percent in December.

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