U.S. Small Business Jobs Index Remains at Peak for March 2014; Mountain Region Leading Small Business Employment Gains

April 01, 2014
The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index grew 0.33 percent in the 12 months leading up to March, remaining at its recent peak of 101.15. The new, monthly index from Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX), a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small-to medium-sized businesses, and IHS, Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, launched today and provides insight into the state of small business employment in the U.S.

The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index analyzes same-store year-over-year worker count changes to identify and track small business employment trends using real small business payroll data from the Paychex client base. The index is based on aggregated data from approximately 350,000 small businesses with fewer than 50 workers across the United States, one of the largest sample sizes of any small business index or report in the country, and provides timely, accurate insight into national, regional, state, and metro employment activity.

To read the full news release, visit the Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index website (http://www.paychex.com/jobs-index/news-release.aspx).

Lisa Fleming
Manager, Public Relations
585-387-6402

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.