The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index rebounded 0.10 percent in December, increasing to 100.49, and ending three months of declines. Despite a series of positive and negative swings throughout the year, small business employment growth levels are 0.12 percent higher than the same period a year ago. Among regions, the East South Central continues to experience the strongest growth, up 3.02 percent from last year. Tennessee surpassed neighboring Georgia as the top-ranked state for small business employment. After nine months as the top metro index, Seattle was overtaken by Atlanta. Construction showed the strongest gains in December, while Education and Health Services had the best year-over-year growth.
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