New York (Sept. 3, 2004) -- Accounting workers' confidence about employment slid somewhat in August, following four moths of steady gains, according to a survey by staffing firm Hudson.

The Hudson Accounting and Finance Index slid 4.4 points in August, from its July high of 118.1 down to 113.7. The drop in accounting and finance workers’ confidence can be attributed to a 2-percentage-point increase in the percentage of workers who believe that their organizations will be laying off employees, up from 16 percent in July.

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