Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Jobs Index decreased to 99.49 in April; average hourly earnings declined to 4.52%

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ROCHESTER, New York , May 11, 2023 (press release) –

Small business job growth remains above pre-pandemic levels

Small business hourly earnings growth over the past 12 months declined again in April to 4.52 percent, according to the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. After increasing every month in 2023, the Small Business Jobs Index, which measures the change in national employment growth for businesses with less than 50 employees, declined slightly by 0.24 percent from March and now stands at 99.49 in April.

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

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


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