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February 2, 2005

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.

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January 2, 2005

68% Say Their Investments Gained Value in 2004

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of American Investors say their personal investment portfolios are worth more today than they were a year ago. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 25% of Investors believe their portfolios declined in value.

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January 2, 2005

Rasmussen Consumer Index Above 100 for all of 2004

During 2004, for the first time ever, the Rasmussen Consumer Index stayed above the 100 mark all year. The Index reached its all time high of 127.0 during the first week of the year, fell to a low of 104.6 in May, and closed the year at 114.2.

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January 1, 2005

Hudson Index Up Three Points

The Hudson Employment IndexSM climbed to 103.4 from 100.1 in December, reflecting a substantial increase in the confidence of U.S. workers.

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October 6, 2004

Hudson Index Falls Two Points

After undergoing a steady rise since June, the Hudson Employment Index (SM) declined to 106.9 in September, marking a two point decrease from its previous reading of 108.9. Its fall reflects a significant drop in employee confidence in the labor market in the last month.

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September 1, 2004

Hudson Employment Index Rises to 2004 High

The Hudson Employment Index (SM) continued its ascent in August to 108.9, marking a half-point increase from July and revealing another small, yet steady rise in employee confidence in the labor market.

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August 23, 2004

75% Say Tech Support Teams Good or Excellent

Among U.S. workers who use computers on the job, an overwhelming majority (91 percent) believe that their employers provide them with the computers and technical tools they need to do their jobs effectively, according to a new national Hudson technology survey.

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August 4, 2004

Hudson Employment Index Rises to 2004 High

The Hudson Employment Index (SM) continued its ascent in July, reaching a record high of 108.4 for the year and surpassing all previous ratings for the second month in a row.

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July 20, 2004

51% Receive Equal Pay for Equal Work

Fifty-one percent (51%) of American workers say they receive equal pay for equal work, whereas 37% do not.

June 30, 2004

In Texas, Hudson Index is at National Average

In Texas, the Hudson Employment Index fell three points in June to 107.4. That's down from110.3 a month ago, but up from 103.2 the month before.

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June 30, 2004

Hudson Employment Index Rises to 2004 High

The Hudson Employment Index rose sharply in June signaling continued strong job creation by the U.S. economy in the second quarter. The Index rose 3.1 points to 107.9, its 2004 high.

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June 30, 2004

In California, Labor Market Improves

In California, the Hudson Employment Index rose slightly in June to 108.1. That's up from 107.4 a month ago and 99.8 the month before that.

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June 30, 2004

In Florida, Labor Market Improves

In Florida, the Hudson Employment Index gained five points in June to 115.1. That's up from 110.4 from a month ago and 106.1 the month before that.

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June 30, 2004

In Illinois, Labor Market Improves

In Illinois, the Hudson Employment Index gained six points in June to 108.5. That's up from 102.3 a month ago.

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June 30, 2004

In Michigan, Labor Market Improves

In Michigan, the Hudson Employment Index gained nearly ten points in June to 104.7. That's up from 95.5 a month ago and 93.3 the month before.

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June 30, 2004

In New York, Weak Labor Market Slips Further

In New York, the Hudson Employment Index slipped two points in June to 88.0. That's down from 90.2 a month ago but up from 85.3 the month before.

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June 30, 2004

In Ohio, Weak Labor Holds Steady

In Ohio, the Hudson Employment Index gained just two-tenths of a point in June to 101.1. That's essentially unchanged from 100.9 a month ago and 100.4 the month before.

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June 30, 2004

In Pennsylvania, Weak Labor Holds Steady

In Pennsylvania, the Hudson Employment Index gained four points in June to 91.7. That's up from 87.6 a month ago and 90.7 the month before.

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June 14, 2004

Workers Perceive Offshore Outsourcing as Threat to Economy, Not Themselves

While 66% of U.S. workers believe that offshore outsourcing of jobs is bad for the U.S. economy, an overwhelming 84 percent believe it is not likely that their job could be moved to an offshore location.

Just 6% say it is very likely that their job could be sent overseas according to a national poll of 2,814 workers released by Hudson Global Resources. The survey was conducted by Rasmussen Reports.

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June 2, 2004

Hudson Employment Index Down to 104.8

The Hudson Employment Index in May declined to 104.8 from 107.1 the previous month. This is the Index's lowest reading this year, although it remains up nearly five percent over December 2003.