IT Job Gains Drop 56 Percent in June, Report Says

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Monthly IT employment gains decreased by 56 percent in June, dropping from 16,900 jobs in May to 7,500 jobs, according to preliminary numbers released by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Economic Situation Report on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Jobs gains across the multiple sectors that form the IT industry total 137,400 jobs since June 2015. IT job data is collected from multiple sectors, including the data processing, hosting and related services subsector, the computer electronic product manufacturing subsector, the computer systems design and related services subsector, and the management and technical consulting services subsector.

The data processing, hosting and related services sector gained 2,200 jobs after having lost 500 in May. The subsector now sits at 300,200 jobs, up 3,600 jobs from 296,600 jobs in June 2015. 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 experienced losses once again, losing 2,100 in June and 400 in May. The subsector, which includes computer hardware engineers, computer software engineers (applications and systems software), electrical and electronic engineering technicians and equipment assemblers, and semiconductor processors, now sits at 1,039,700 employed workers, down by 12,700 jobs or 1.2 percent from the 1,039,700 jobs in June 2015.

Computer systems design and related services gained 1,400 jobs in June, a drop of 86 percent over May’s gain of 10,700 jobs. The subsector, which is a part of the professional and business services sector, now sits at 1,990,200 jobs.

The management and technical consulting services subsector gained 6,000 jobs in June. The subsector now sits at 1,335,000 employed person, a 0.45 increase of May’s subsector total.

Across all industries, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 287,000 in June with an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. Last month, job growth mostly occurred in leisure and hospitality, healthcare and social assistance, and financial activities.

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