US IT sector added 10,300 new jobs in August

IT jobThe US IT sector has added 10,300 new jobs in August including 8,000 jobs in the IT and software services category, according to CompTIA.

The IT and software services category added more than 106,000 new jobs in 2017.

“The question is whether gains in the IT and software services segment, along with contributions from tech manufacturing and data services, will offset losses in telecom to achieve projected net job growth on the year,” said Tim Herbert, senior vice president, research and market intelligence, CompTIA.

The computer and electronic products manufacturing category added 3,900 jobs in August. Within tech manufacturing, the computers and peripherals category accounted for the majority of the gains.

Other information services, including search portals, added 1,700 jobs in August.

Telecommunications removed 2,700 jobs. Job in data processing, hosting and related services has declined by 600 last month.

Total employment across the IT sector is estimated at 4,445,300. The unemployment rate for IT occupations stood at 2.4 percent in August.

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