US employers added an estimated 391,000 IT jobs last month, following both gains and losses in the sector in recent months, IT trade group CompTIA Inc. reported Friday.
The unemployment rate for technology jobs held roughly steady at 3%—the same level as a year ago—compared with a 6.7% overall unemployment rate.
Companies in all sectors cut 140,000 jobs in December, ending seven months of job growth in the wake of a sharp contraction in March and April, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Within the technology sector, employers last month added 22,200 jobs, after cutting 8,600 in November, including technology workers, as well as sales, marketing and other non-tech staff, CompTIA said.
Technology teams, both inside and outside the tech sector, have become an essential resource during the pandemic, as businesses rely on remote work and business-continuity tools to keep running amid lockdowns and travel restrictions.
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