Paychex - IHS Small Business Jobs Index Shows Stable Level of Small Business Employment Growth
The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index increased 0.04 percent during the past month, bringing the national index to 100.82 in April. Year over year, however, the national index declined 0.43 percent. Holding steady in March and April, the national index indicates small businesses are able to maintain the increased rate of employment growth set in January and February. While the West North Central region decreased slightly in April, it continued its hold on the top index spot among regions. Washington regained the lead among states tracked by the index, with Maryland showing the best one-month gain in April. Dallas continued its streak as the top-ranked metropolitan area for the seventh month in a row.
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