The most recent IHS Paychex employment report shows that small business employment is up significantly in the Rocky Mountain states, rising nearly 1/2 percentage point in one month and up close to 1.7% from a year earlier. For the last five months, the Rocky Mountain states, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, have led the nation in job growth.
The report also said that New England and the west coast regions saw declines year after year. The Denver Business Journal reports the small business index nationally was up .2% from August, 2013. The index looks at 350,000 businesses with fewer than 50 employees that are clients of Paychex to compile the data for the report.
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