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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

InformationWeek: IT Employment On Upswing

InformationWeek "Unemployment among IT workers stood at an annualized rate of 3.7% for the four quarters ended March 31, according to an InformationWeek analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data issued late last week. A year earlier, IT unemployment hit a post-boom high of 5.5%." "The two IT job categories to see the biggest percentage of year-to-year employment growth are database administrators and network and computer systems administrators, increasing at an annualized rate of 28% and 19%, respectively. The biggest drops came from network-systems and data-communications analysts, down 7%, and computer programmers, off 4% for the year." "The size of the IT workforce--those employed and seeking work in IT--rose last quarter by 22,000 to an annualized level of 3.51 million at the end of the first quarter, a 1.2% increase from the previous quarter."


  • IT unemployment is still higher than other professional occupations and trending up again in early 2006. See the 5 year chart comparing IT with average and healthcare here:

    By Blogger R. Lawson, at 10:31 PM  

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