The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch benchmark report reveals the effect of increasing COVID-19 cases on small businesses in the U.S. The Jobs Index shows a slowing of 0.24 percent in December to 94.06, a decrease of 4.18 percent from the year prior. A decline in weekly hours worked and hourly earnings growth decelerating to 2.63 percent brought national weekly earnings growth to 2.42 percent.

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