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DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Small-business employment in the Rocky Mountain states rose 0.41 percent in August from the month before and was up 1.66 percent from a year earlier, according to Tuesday's monthly report from Colorado's IHS Inc. and Paychex Inc.

Once again, the mountain states led the nation in year-over-year small-business job growth, as they have for the last five months, according to a comparison of seven U.S. multistate regions by the Paychex / IHS Small Business Jobs Index report.

The mountain-states region includes Colorado as well as Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Two regions -- the West Coast and New England -- saw year-over-year declines in small-business employment, the report said.

The report comes from Douglas County-based IHS (NYSE: IHS), a global market information and insight provider, and Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX), a provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing services for small- to medium-sized businesses.

Read the full report in the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/1lwpouZ.

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