U.S. small-business jobs saw 0.36% growth in first quarter
Jobs at small businesses saw their best three-month increase in two years in first quarter 2016, growing by 0.36%, according to the Paychex/IHS Small Business Jobs Index. The index was nearly flat from the previous month, following gains in January and February.
The continued index level above 100 signals consistent gains in small business employment, said IHS.
The greatest growth was in the Mountain region, and Seattle ranked as the top metro area for small-business job growth. But in the Northeast, the Middle Atlantic had the best 12-month growth rate at 0.73%.Download Bulletin PDF