Small Business Jobs Index Continues Solid Pace of Employment Gains

August 30, 2016

The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index remained steady in August, up modestly, 0.02 percent, from the previous month. At 100.70, the national index is up 0.22 percent from a year ago. Mountain reclaimed its lead among regions, pushing South Atlantic to the second-ranked spot. Washington continued as the top-ranked state index at 104.30, while California is down 0.82 percent from a year ago and nearing a five-year low. Seattle increased its lead among metros with the strongest one-month gain at 0.92 percent. There was little movement among industries in August, yet Manufacturing continues to struggle, down 0.85 percent from a year ago.


To read the full news release, visit the Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index website.


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.