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New Tech Hiring Data Signals Technology’s Broad Impact on the Economy and Employment, CompTIA Analysis Reveals

“The data speaks to the broad-based nature of the tech workforce.”

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Employer hiring activity as measured by job postings for tech positions totaled 623,627 for the month and nearly 2.2 million year-to-date. This represents a 52% increase versus the same period of the previous year.

“The data speaks to the broad-based nature of the tech workforce,” said Tim Herbert, chief research officer at CompTIA. “It also speaks to the many factors affecting employment and situations where sectors or companies easing up on hiring may be offset by sectors or companies increasing hiring.”

Tech occupations throughout the economy increased by a modest 2,000 positions in May. The unemployment rate for tech occupations edged up to 2.1%, compared to the overall national unemployment rate of 3.6%.

Positions for software developers and engineers (204,084) accounted for nearly a third of all employer tech job postings in May, an increase of…

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