The April 2013 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard® showed month-over-month hiring was down 0.2 percent and the average paycheck was flat. Small-business owners’ optimism rose to 69 percent, up from 59 percent in February. While they have been able to grow their businesses, they have done so without needing to hire. Learn more from our Scorecard below:

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The SurePayroll Hiring and Paychecks Indices

National Results

Month Hiring Index Pay Index
April ’13 11,505 944
March ’13 11,528 944
February ’13 11,550 945
January ’13 11,564 944
December ’12 11,576 938
November ’12 11,584 937
October ’12 11,601 937
September ’12 11,608 939
August ’12 11,629 939
July ’12 11,640 941
June ’12 11,644 942
May ’12 11,668 941
April ’12 11,675 942

Regional Results

Midwest

Month Hiring Index Pay Index
April ’13 10,825 954
March ’13 10,871 951
February ’13 10,909 948
January ’13 10,932 945
December ’12 10,951 938
November ’12 10,960 936
October ’12 10,976 933
September ’12 10,992 931
August ’12 11,023 926
July ’12 11,044 921
June ’12 11,056 919
May ’12 11,089 915
April ’12 11,098 914

Northeast

Month Hiring Index Pay Index
April ’13 11,583 929
March ’13 11,640 931
February ’13 11,687 933
January ’13 11,728 932
December ’12 11,771 923
November ’12 11,809 924
October ’12 11,842 927
September ’12 11,872 932
August ’12 11,892 935
July ’12 11,910 940
June ’12 11,914 945
May ’12 11,935 946
April ’12 11,938 951

South

Month Hiring Index Pay Index
April ’13 12,370 955
March ’13 12,356 951
February ’13 12,345 952
January ’13 12,330 952
December ’12 12,304 948
November ’12 12,269 949
October ’12 12,257 948
September ’12 12,223 949
August ’12 12,220 948
July ’12 12,195 955
June ’12 12,169 956
May ’12 12,170 954
April ’12 12,150 954

West

Month Hiring Index Pay Index
April ’13 9,983 1,123
March ’13 10,004 1,127
February ’13 10,031 1.128
January ’13 10,046 1,129
December ’12 10,077 1,124
November ’12 10,115 1,122
October ’12 10,155 1,122
September ’12 10,189 1,125
August ’12 10,233 1,126
July ’12 10,274 1,126
June ’12 10,310 1,129
May ’12 10,360 1,128
April ’12 10,407 1,128

 

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