18 Jan '13, 7pm

Early Signs Show Tech Jobs Doing Well: Reports indicate that unemployment is low and jobs are growing.

Early Signs Show Tech Jobs Doing Well: Reports indicate that unemployment is low and jobs are growing.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this post was removed because of inaccuracy in unemployment figures. A few recent signs show that job prospects for tech professionals are good this year. Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers show the unemployment rates for techies are much lower than the national average. The U.S. unemployment rate at the end of 2012 was 7.8 percent, more than twice the 3.3 percent for tech professionals. As Ted Samson points out in this InfoWorld article, BLS numbers “should be consumed with a dash of salt.” “First off, the bureau has a way of lumping arguably nontechnical jobs into its computer-oriented categories. Second, the BLS doesn't factor in people who are unemployed because they have given up on finding jobs.” That being said, here are unemployment rates for specific professions: 1.5 percent for database administrators; 1.9 percent for n...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/tech-careers/e...

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