Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015
The IT industry gained 9,100 jobs across several sectors for the month of February, according to the latest employment numbers from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released on March 6, 2015.
February’s job numbers in the data processing, hosting and related services industry showed little growth, increasing by only 0.51 percent or 1,500 jobs. The subsector now sits at 291,700 jobs. Over the last 12 months the industry has increased by 6.15 percent, from 274,800 in February 2014. This industry data includes computer programmers, computer support specialists, computer systems analysts, application developers, and systems software developers.
The computer and electronic product manufacturing subsector, which includes computer hardware engineers, computer software engineers (applications and systems software), electrical and electronic engineering technicians and equipment assemblers, and semiconductor processors, grew by 0.22 percent or 2,400 jobs. Computer systems design and related services, a part of the professional and business services sector, grew by 0.28 percent or 5,200 jobs in February.
Across all industries, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 295,000 in February, while the unemployment rate edged down to 5.5 percent. Job gains primarily occurred within food services and drinking places, professional and business services, construction, health care, and in transportation and warehousing.
After revisions, total nonfarm payroll employment for the month of December remained at 329,000 jobs while employment numbers were revised for the month of January, from 257,000 to 239,000. With these revisions, employment gains in December and January were 18,000 lower than previously reported. Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 288,000 per month.
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