High-tech jobs up slightly, showing glimmers of recovery
The high-tech industry added 30,200 jobs in the first half of 2010, showing glimmers of recovery after job losses over the last year, according to data analyzed by trade group TechAmerica.
The group said the number of total high-tech industry jobs reached 5.78 million jobs in June 2010, up 0.5 percent from January. But total jobs were still down from 18 months ago, when the nation’s economic recession rippled into the high tech sector. In January 2009, high-tech manufacturing, communications and software services and engineering jobs were employing nearly 6 million people.
“Though the tech industry was among the last to feel the effects of the economic downturn of 2008–2009, it was not immune to job loss and is only slowly showing signs of climbing out of it,” said Josh James, vice president of research for the TechAmerica Foundation. “Continued recovery is by no means certain.”
TechAmerica’s report was based on Labor Statistics data.
- Tech manufacturing employment was up 0.7 percent, or 9,100 jobs, to 1.24 million.
- Software services added 14,200 jobs and tech services added 29,700 jobs.
- Communications services jobs were down 22,800 jobs.
September 14, 2010; 12:34 PM ET
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