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DC Worker Confidence Falls as Workers Question Job Security

After hitting a record high in August, the Hudson Employment Index (SM) for Washington, D.C. workers fell 2.2 points to 119.9. Concerns regarding job security and personal finance led to the drop. The Index’s latest measure is over 13 points higher than last year’s reading of 106.6. However, it should be noted that the country was coping with the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita at that time. The composite Index, based on responses from approximately 9,000 workers nationwide also fell in September, declining 2.4 points to 100.5.

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