Hiring expectations, personal finances and job satisfaction concerns, among a number of other factors, caused confidence among accounting and finance workers to dip in October, according to the Hudson Employment Index.

Workers in the industry showed slightly decreased expectations for hiring activity compared to September, with one third indicating their companies would be hiring in the coming months. More accounting and finance workers also expected their company to lay off workers, up from 19 percent in September, to 21 percent. However, just 17 percent were worried about losing their job, down five points from September.

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