November 5, 2012 – U.S. IT hiring rose in October after an unanticipated dip the previous month, and analysts expect more positive news in the months following Tuesday’s presidential election.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the IT services industry added approximately 12,500 jobs in October, up from September’s net loss of 1,700 positions. Approximately 7,000 of those jobs consisted of new hires in the computer systems design area, according to the federal reporting agency. For the jobs categories that cover IT hiring, the non-seasonally adjusted IT information unemployment rate was 7.7 percent for October 2012, up from 6.6 percent that same month in October 2011. However, another category, professional and business services, registered an 8.1 percent unemployment rate in October 2012, down 2 percent from that same month in October 2011.
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