Average monthly pay for small business employees rose to $2,702 in December, up 0.5 percent from the November revised figure of $2,689 per month. The equivalent annual wages would be about $32,400 per year, which is part-time work for many small business employees.Small Business Employment by Geography The Employment Index showed growth in all U.S. census divisions, except the Middle Atlantic, East North Central and New England census divisions, which saw declines. December marks the second month of employment declines in the East North Central and New England divisions. A breakdown of states tracked by the index showed the largest employment increases in South Carolina and Utah, while Michigan and Kansas both saw the largest decreases for the second consecutive month.
|State||Change in Employment (%)|
|Sector||November Change in Revenue (%)|
|Professional, scientific, and technical services||-0.6|
|Health care and social assistance||-0.4|
|Accommodation, food services, and drinking places||-0.3|
|Real estate and rental and leasing||-0.1|