16,800 IT Jobs Added to Tech Industry in November, Says BLS Report

Employment grew slightly in November, up 15.8 percent over October’s employment growth of 14,500 jobs.

The US economy added 16,800 tech jobs in November according to preliminary numbers released by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report on Friday, December 8, 2017.

“Employment grew slightly in November, up 15.8 percent over October’s employment growth of 14,500 jobs,” said Jay Rollins, owner of ITJobsWeb.com, a leading IT jobs website. “Each sector experienced growth over the previous month, except computer systems design which slowed compared to October’s growth.”

According to the report, the multiple sectors that form the IT industry now sit at 4,901,800 employed persons. The industry combines employment numbers from the data processing, hosting and related services subsector, the computer and electronic product manufacturing subsector, the computer systems design and related services industry group, and the management and technical consulting services industry group. “Since the beginning of the year, the IT industry has added 133,100 jobs mostly due to gains in computer systems design and management and technical consulting, which gained 51,500 and 61,700 jobs, respectively,” said Rollins.

The data processing and hosting subsector added 2,000 jobs in November and now sits at 307,900 employed persons. Over the last year, the sector has added 9,000 jobs.

Computer and electronic manufacturing added 3,800 jobs in November, slightly above the 3,300 jobs added in October. The sector now employs 1,052,000 persons with an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent. Since the beginning of the year, the subsector has added 10,900 jobs.

Computer systems design was the only area to have gained fewer jobs in…

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