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Connecticut IT Jobs Report, February 2010

February 2010 Report:
Skillproof_2010_thumbnail In January, job market activity in Connecticut dropped slightly compared to December.  Employers are mulling whether to look for more staff after adding some over the past six months.

The exception is the Financial Services sector where demand for more professionals keeps growing. Demand in Healthcare fell for the third month in a row. Meanwhile there is a daily average of 790 job opportunities available for IT professionals in the state.

To view the full
Connecticut IT Job Trends Report (.pdf), click here.

 

Nationally:
U.S. IT employment increased by 12,900 jobs, or 0.3%, in January, one of the best month-to-month gains since the recession hit in late 2008, the TechServe Alliance reported today.  The positive news comes after the prolonged recession had reduced overall IT employment by some 200,000 jobs, based on analysis of U.S. unemployment data.  The alliance's monthly calculations found that tech employment peaked in November, 2008, with some 4 million jobs. But in the first half of last year, IT employment fell off the cliff….   For the full article, visit: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9153838/IT_hiring_jumps_in_January

Comments:

  • Just this week, UConn’s Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis released their bleak Connecticut Economic Outlook for February 2010
    The report, “No Jobs Recovery! When Will Connecticut’s Misery End?,” released 2/9/10, says there is no jobs recovery in sight. Assuming national growth trails off from the unsustainable 5.7% of the fourth quarter, Connecticut continues to lose jobs through 2011. The rate of loss simply slows from the predicted rate in the previous CCEA Outlook.

    Read the full report at: http://ccea.uconn.edu/forecasts/CTOutlook_2010Feby

    Reply February 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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