Job security and personal finance concerns caused confidence among accounting and finance workers to drop in August, to the lowest level in more than a year, according to the Hudson Employment Index.

Employees claiming that their finances were getting better also dropped, down five points to 43 percent of those surveyed. In addition, only 31 percent of the industry's workers reported that their company would be hiring, down from 36 percent the previous month. The index is compiled each month by an independent research firm and is based upon telephone interviews and survey responses from approximately 9,000 U.S. workers.

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