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IT job growth underperforms, but engineering jobs beat overall market

September 23, 2019

The number of technology jobs in the US rose 0.08% year over year in August representing an additional 4,300 workers on a net basis, according to the TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry.

But while IT job growth ticked up, growth remains relatively slow, it reported.

“While ticking up slightly in August, IT employment growth continues to underperform growth (in terms) of the overall job market, said Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. “Despite robust demand in many IT skill sets, the lack of qualified professionals has resulted in IT employment remaining essentially flat on a year-over-year basis.”

On the other hand, Roberts said engineering job growth is outperforming the overall job market.

Engineering employment increased by 2.04% year over year in August, representing 53,300 engineering workers, according to the organization.


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