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PA Worker Confidence Up Despite Lower Hiring Expectations

After two consecutive months of decline, worker confidence in Pennsylvania improved in September. The state’s Hudson Employment Index ( SM) rose 1.8 points to 98.8. This puts the latest reading well above last September, when the state’s Index was a dismal 81.2. However, it should be noted that the country was coping with the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and that point. Based on responses from approximately 9,000 workers across the country, the national Index fell in September, dropping 2.4 points to 100.5.

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