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IT Joblessness Declines

IT unemployment through November stood at 5.65%, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month's annualized rate.

Analysis of government employment data reveals that computer programmers are the IT job category with the highest unemployment rate, at 6.54%, down from 6.82% in October. The IT category with the lowest unemployment was computer scientists and systems analysts, which had a jobless rate of 5.14% in November. That's down from 5.59% in October. The unemployment rate for other IT job categories in November:

  • Software engineers: 5.3%
  • Computer and information-systems managers: 5.34%
  • Network and computer-systems administrators: 5.43%
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