IT and Computer Science Job Market on the Upswing
About 1,000 new IT and computer jobs were added in December, and nearly 113,000 were added in 2014
by Beth Bacheldor
IT and Computer Science Job Market on the Upswing - The U.S. unemployment rate has declined, and ended the year at 5.6 percent. Economists note that 2014 was the best year for job growth since 1999. For computer science and IT professionals, the news was also good. In December, 7,900 jobs were added (up from 6,900 in October), according to Janco Associates' analysis of employment numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"In 2014 almost 113,000 jobs were added, which is a really good sign especially compared with last year this time when only 70,000 jobs were added through the same period," Janco CEO M V Janulaitis said in a prepared statement. "That is real a strong positive sign that the economy is turning around. "
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Data as of February 2024