According to the Randstad Employee Confidence Index, worker confidence grew by 3.8 points in September after three consecutive months of decline.

“We are encouraged to see worker confidence begin to bounce back after a few months of decline recently,” says Joanie Ruge, senior vice president and chief employment analyst of Randstad Holding U.S. “Although tempered hiring volumes this summer overall remain concerning, we are pleased to see that hiring was better than anticipated in September. In fact, we see a few bright spots within the economy as well as in our own business. For example, the Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index ticked up a bit in September, surpassing economist’s expectations.

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