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Twin Cities Workers Forecast Record Low Layoffs

The Hudson Employment Index (SM) for Minneapolis-St. Paul jumped 10.2 points to 109.2 in January. This month saw a record low number of workers expecting layoffs, which largely contributed to the spike in worker confidence. The latest reading is dramatically higher than one year ago, when the Index was 93.8. The composite Index, based on responses from approximately 9,000 workers nationwide, rose 1.5 points this month to 104.2.

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