Dallas remains highest-performing metro area in small business jobs

The Paychex|IHS Small Business Jobs Index grew 0.19 percent last month to 100.84.

“Advancing for the second consecutive month, small business employment regained the steam lost during the fall and early winter and is again growing near the same pace recorded at the end of summer 2014,” states the public release.

Most notable are the rankings in our own metroplex, with Dallas ranking in the top spot for the fifth month in a row, among all metro areas.

“Small business job gains have accelerated in the New Year as the U.S. economy continues to improve,” said James Diffley, chief regional economist at IHS.

The state of Texas placed second and also finished the year second among states in total job gains.


Image source: Paychex


You can read the full report here. 


Rachel Winstead

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