Professionals finding gigs in the L.A. metro area through local services website Thumbtack said they have more confidence in their business and the economy in the near future than the nationwide average, according to a study released Wednesday by the San Francisco company.

Just over 67 percent of the respondents said they had a positive outlook for the next three months, more than 2 percent higher than the national average, according to Thumbtack.

Respondents included those who are self-employed or have fewer than five employees. Thumbtack conducted the survey across 15 cities in November.

The company didn’t say how many users were surveyed, but more than 250,000 professionals actively use the website, which has a national presence, according to Thumbtack.

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