IT Employment Posts Slight Increase in June

Alexandria, VA, July 17, 2019 – In June, IT employment ticked up .02% to 5,347,800 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by only 0.07% since June 2018 adding a mere 3,500 IT workers on a net basis.

Engineering employment increased by 0.28 percent sequentially to 2,662,200. On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment increased by 2.24% since June 2018 or 58,200 engineering workers.

TechServe Alliance graph for June 2019

“While IT employment was in positive territory for the third consecutive month, the rate of growth remains anemic with an inadequate labor pool to meet demand. We do not see any relief in sight with this trend further exacerbated by restrictive immigration policies,” observed Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. “On a positive note, engineering employment posted strong growth in June—its strongest performance of the past year,” added Roberts.

The following table presents information about the total number of jobs in certain sectors that provide a significant amount of employment for IT and engineering professionals.

Comparisons of TechServe Alliance's IT Employment Index to employment in some key sectors with significant numbers of IT jobs as well as to all non-farm

Technical note: TechServe Alliance’s IT Employment Index and Engineering Employment Index are the first specific measurement of IT and engineering employment. These unique measurements of total IT and engineering employment are created monthly by studying the ongoing staffing patterns of a dozen IT and computer related occupations in 22 industries and industry sectors employing significant numbers of IT workers and nearly two dozen engineering occupations in 30 select industries and industry sectors employing significant numbers of engineering workers. Both the monthly IT Employment and Engineering Employment Indices are based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, which is subject to monthly revisions, and is revised accordingly. Both indices are also subject to periodic revisions and annual re-benchmarking that includes revisions to several years of employment data, which also may incorporate new occupational definitions. Both indices were re-benchmarked going back several years. Minor are made each month for the preceding two months starting with January 2019 data and published in February 2019. In addition, both indices are subject to minor revisions to March and April data. The next major revision will be published in February 2020.

ABOUT TechServe Alliance

TechServe Alliance is the national trade association of the IT & Engineering staffing and solutions industry. Hundreds of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions firms and tens of thousands of affiliated professionals, count on TechServe Alliance to keep their leadership informed, engaged and connected. TechServe Alliance serves as the voice of the industry before the policymakers and the national and trade press. By providing access to the knowledge and best practices of an entire industry and tapping the “collective scale” of hundreds of companies, TechServe Alliance supports its members in the efficient delivery of best-in-class IT & Engineering staffing and solutions for clients and exceptional professional opportunities for every consultant.

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