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U.S. Small Business Job Growth Continues as Wage Inflation Moderates to Close 2023

January 03, 2024

U.S. small businesses have show job growth for 33-straight months, according to Paychex data.

U.S. small businesses experienced job growth for all of 2023 and extended a cycle of consistent job growth for 33-straight months, according to December data from the Paychex Small Business Employment Watch. The Small Business Jobs Index closed the year at 101.21 (1.2% growth), while hourly earnings growth for U.S. workers in December (3.48%) was down from 4.93% in December of 2022.

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

Chris Muller

Chris Muller

As director of corporate communications for Paychex, Chris Muller leads the team responsible for external communications, including media and public relations programs as well as client communications. Among his other responsibilities, Chris is a lead communicator in companywide initiatives, crisis and issues management, and social media. He joined Paychex in October 2011 in leadership roles in marketing, service, and operations after serving as the communications executive for a Fortune 1000 company. Chris is a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Director, Corporate Communications