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Worker Confidence Up Despite Dip in Expected Hiring

Hudson Employment Index (SM) Climbs One Point

The Hudson Employment Index (SM) rose one point to 102.9 in August, a moderate increase albeit the most substantial since May. Nominal improvements in workers’ perceptions of their finances and job satisfaction contributed to the increase, yet were tempered by a decrease in hiring expectations. The latest reading is nearly five points above last August, when the Index registered 98.2.

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