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Small Business Job Growth Rebounds in September; Wage Growth Also Increases

October 01, 2019

SBEW Newsroom October

Small business job and wage growth experience largest one-month increase since 2016

Job growth increased in September, as did hourly and weekly earnings growth, according to the latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. At 98.22, the national jobs index experienced its largest gain in three years (0.21 percent), breaking with recent trends; however, the index remains down 0.97 percent year-over-year. In September, hourly earnings growth rose at its fastest one-month pace since 2016 to 2.77 percent ($0.74). Weekly earnings growth continued its upward trend as well, reaching 2.93 percent.

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