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U.S. Small Businesses Continue to See Strong Job Gains and Worker Pay Increases in January

February 01, 2022

Small Business Employment Watch January 2022

National small business job growth continued to increase in January as did earnings for workers, according to the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. The January data shows the Small Business Jobs Index, which measures the year-over-year rate of employment growth, gained 0.39 percent in January. At 101.33, the national index has increased 7.80 percent over the past year, surpassing its 2014 peak. At 4.43 percent year-over-year, hourly earnings growth maintained its record high set last month (December 2021).

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

Lisa Fleming

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.

Manager, Public Relations