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Unemployment (and IT Jobs) Down

Recently U.S. unemployment fell from 9 percent to 8.6 percent. Not a massive drop, but a psychological boost nonetheless.

So you'd think there'd be more IT jobs. That's not the case. Last month we lost nearly 4,000 IT positions, at least that's what Janco Associates' research indicates.

Telecom suffered the most with almost 3,000 slots sliced. I find that strange. Most everyone has two phones and most families have a cell for each member and a landline. And telcos should be busy building and supporting all these new cloud networks.

One area of expansion? Computer system design, which added 1,800 positions.

What is happening in your shop employment-wise? Explain away at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/07/2011 at 1:18 PM


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