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Small Business Wage Growth Continues Downward Trend, While Job Growth Remains Stable

October 31, 2023

Paychex released the its October Small Business Employment Watch numbers.
One-month annualized hourly earnings growth hits lowest level since 2020

Rochester, N.Y. (October 31, 2023) – According to the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch, job growth across the U.S. remains moderate but is growing at a slower rate than a year ago. Meanwhile, growth in hourly and weekly earnings decelerated in October, consistent with recent trends. Hourly earnings growth is below four percent (3.56%) for the fourth-straight month.

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