September 2010 Report:
The IT job market in Connecticut continues to disappoint. Despite the hope for an economic recovery, employers did not look for more staff in August. The average number of daily IT job postings in the state dropped 4.1% leaving IT professionals with 940 openings to choose from. Our indicators show that a majority of employers post more jobs suggesting a positive short term outlook. Still, in order to make a difference in the current market, there has to be a substantial number of new job postings to make an impact in hiring.
This report is getting stale: This report seems to fit in with national trends. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment change in the information industry as a whole remained relatively flat in June. Similarly, the unemployment rate stayed fairly stable, seeing a modest decrease down to 9.5%. As a state, Connecticut unemployment also remained flat at 8.8% in June. This rate was 8.9% in May.