More accounting and finance workers are confident in the future of their employer and optimistic about the economy, while fewer workers are likely to be looking for a new job, according to a survey from recruiting and staffing firm Spherion Corp.The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among accounting and finance workers, held steady for the third quarter of 2006, increasing 0.2 points to 62.4, according to the survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive.

According to the survey, 69 percent of accounting and finance workers are confident in the future of their current employers, up 8 percent from the second quarter, while 30 percent of workers reported optimism in the strength of the economy, up 3 percent from the second quarter. At the same time, 35 percent of workers said they are likely to be engaged in a job search, compared to 43 percent in the second quarter.

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