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Jobless Rate Among Techies Half That of National Average, Finds Over 240,000 Tech Jobs Vacancies
[January 16, 2013]

Jobless Rate Among Techies Half That of National Average, Finds Over 240,000 Tech Jobs Vacancies

Pasadena, CA, Jan 16, 2013 ( via COMTEX) -- The unemployment rate among IT professionals is almost half that of the national average, as reported in a recent InfoWorld article.

The sector is also doing well compared to the dot-com bubble burst of 2001. Since June 2009, at least 180,000 IT jobs have been created. Job search site has also been able to track down almost 240,000 jobs in the industry.

The relatively high number of hires in the IT sector compared to the rest of the economy is responsible for IT professionals having an unemployment rate of just 3.3 percent compared to the 7.8 percent jobless rate nationwide. Data from shows that California continues to lead the country with 38,000 IT job openings. Texas is in second place with 17,000 IT jobs and New York comes third with 15,000 job openings.

In terms of job profiles, cloud computing is emerging as one of the most in-demand skills with 14,000 job openings. Database administrators and database analysts also continue to be in high demand with over 13,000 job openings. CEO Harrison Barnes of says that the industry is continuing to show more growth. "Over the past 12 months, we have seen more job openings every month in IT. In fact, in the last 2 weeks itself, our site has managed to track down 20,000 more jobs." About EmploymentCrossing: EmploymentCrossing is part of the Employment Research Institute, which is one of the most powerful and comprehensive organizations dedicated to helping professionals find jobs that will enhance their careers. Employment Research Institute consists of 120+ of industry-specific and 120+ location-specific job boards which consolidates every job opening it can find in one convenient location. The website also offers a seventy two-hour free trial to new members.

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