Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Jobs Index increased to 99.73 in March; average hourly earnings increased slightly to 4.64%

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ROCHESTER, New York , April 4, 2023 (press release) –

Small business employment has grown consistently during the first quarter of 2023, according to the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch. The Small Business Jobs Index, which measures employment growth, increased modestly (0.06%) from the previous month to 99.73. The March report also showed average hourly earnings increased slightly from the previous month to 4.64 percent.  

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.

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