In addition to the rise in confidence among all workers, the start of the year brought a dramatic improvement in sentiment among accounting and finance professionals, according to the Hudson Employment Index.

Worker confidence among accounting and finance professionals jumped in January, after taking a tumble to close out 2006. The index for the segment rose 14.5 points last month, to 120.5. Improved sentiments regarding personal finances, job satisfaction and a decrease in expected layoffs spurred this increase. The latest reading for this group of workers is almost eight points higher than last January’s 112.6. 

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