October saw continued growth in IT employment adding more than 10,000 jobs. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' upward revision to September's employment data now reflects growth of 3,600 IT jobs, up from a previously reported incremental loss of 200 jobs.
IT employment in October rose to 3,903,000. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment is up 2.2 percent, compared with a 0.6 percent increase in total non-farm employment, according to a monthly index of IT jobs developed and published by TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants, and suppliers.
"There can be no doubt that the number of IT jobs continues to grow vigorously despite an economic recovery that many are characterizing as anemic," said Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance.
"While analysts in some quarters pulled back on their optimistic projections based on the original numbers posted in September, we remained bullish," Roberts said. "The revised numbers for September and strong showing in October have reconfirmed our optimistic projections for future job growth in the IT sector."
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