The small business sector continued to see slow but steady jobs growth in July, which seems to mirror the second-quarter gross domestic product data released by the government last week, Paychex CEO Marty Mucci said Tuesday.
For the second straight month, the Paychex-IHS Small Business Jobs Index was relatively unchanged, up slightly to 100.64 in July from 100.63 a month earlier.
The national index has seen little movement in recent months, essentially remaining flat from May to July. The region from Wisconsin through Ohio continued as the highest-ranked regional index.
"Most of the regions showed improvement. The central region [was] still the strongest. But the mountain region [was] really picking up over the last three months," Mucci told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "I think this is [as] high-tech jobs continue to prosper there."