US IT sector added 9,000 jobs in March

U.S. information technology (IT) sector has added 9,000 new jobs in March, according to CompTIA.
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CompTIA said four of the five tech employment categories added jobs, led by IT services and custom software. The Software and services sector added 5,000 positions last month.

March employment gains were also recorded in data processing, hosting and related services (+ 2,900); computer and electronics manufacturing (+ 2,800); and other information services, including search portals (+ 300).

CompTIA said employment in telecommunications declined by 2,000 jobs in March.

Overall, the U.S. economy added 103,000 non-farm payroll jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

IT occupations across the economy declined by about 50,000 jobs in March.

Employer job postings for IT occupations increased. Software and applications developers, computer systems engineers and architects and computer systems analysts were the top three in-demand tech occupations employers were seeking last month.

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