Unemployment rates low for IT professionals as 2011 winds down

The unemployment rate for IT professionals was significantly lower in the third quarter of 2011 than the overall labor force. For the same period, the overall published unemployment rate remained unchanged at slightly greater than nine percent.

Occupations

Q3 2011

Computer and information systems managers

3.2

Computer hardware engineers

1.9

Computer network architects

0.2

Computer programmers

2.5

Computer support specialists

6.8

Computer systems analysts

2.3

Network and computer systems administrators

4.7

Software developers, applications and systems software

3.3

Web developers

5.6

Source: unpublished tabulations of Current Population Survey data furnished by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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