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Hudson Index: Tampa

Worker Confidence Drops Amid Lower Job Satisfaction and Finance Perceptions

After hitting a 2006 high last month, confidence amongst Tampa workers declined as the local Hudson Employment Index (SM) fell 5.5 points to 115.5 in September. Declining perceptions regarding personal finances and fewer workers reporting job satisfaction triggered the drop. The city’s latest report is still much higher than it was at the beginning of the year. However, this month's reading is 2.5 points lower than last September, when the local Index was 118.0. 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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