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Hiring Plans Fall to Record Low in Dallas-Ft. Worth

Worker confidence sank in Dallas-Ft. Worth in January, as the market’s Hudson Employment Index (SM) fell 5.7 points to 103.7. Record low hiring plans and more layoff expectations triggered the decline. Dallas-Ft. Worth’s latest measure of worker confidence falls short of last January’s 106.1. The composite Index, which is based on responses from approximately 9,000 workers nationwide, held steady at 89.0.

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