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Hudson Employment Index - US Workers Upbeat!

The outlook on employment conditions among U.S. workers grew more positive in January as the Hudson Employment IndexSM, rose 2.6 points to 106.2. The upward move reflects greater optimism about personal finances, higher job satisfaction and fewer concerns about job cuts. Emerging as the most bullish among all workers polled, 44 percent of private-sector managers expected their firms to hire more workers in the coming months. Simultaneously, there was a three-point decline (19 percent to 16 percent) in the number of workers who reported that their firms are laying off. National hiring expectations held at the same level as December (31 percent).

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