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Florida employees see hope of improving economy

Employees of businesses in Florida are becoming more hopeful about the economy. For the third consecutive month, theEconomic recovery Florida Employee Confidence Index increased, rising 2.7 points to 43.4 in May, according to the latest Spherion employment report. The monthly survey of Florida workers, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Spherion Corporation, reveals that fewer workers believe the economy is getting weaker and more workers feel neutral about their ability to find a new job.

The report indicated:

• 43% of workers believe the economy is getting weaker, which is a decrease of 12 percentage points from April;

• 63% of Florida workers said they are not likely to lose their jobs, an increase of seven percentage points from April; and

• 40% of Florida workers feel neutral about their ability to find a new job, which is an increase of 13 percentage points from the previous month.

Spherion Corporation is a recruiting and staffing company.

Source: Spherion, www.spherion.com


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