Employment growth at small businesses declined for the fourth month in a row in June, according to payroll giant Paychex, but wages continued to rise.

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch for June, which Paychex compiles with the research firm IHS Markit, dipped 0.24 percent to 100.10 in June, the lowest level since late 2011. National hourly earnings last month were $25.82, a 2.88 percent increase of $0.72 year-over-year.

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