Technology-related employment continues to defy expectations of cutbacks, hiring freezes and layoffs. The latest Tech Jobs Report released today by tech industry group CompTIA reveals that this is the case now.
CompTIA’s analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics #JobsReport reveals that tech sector companies added a net 4,800 workers, extending the job gains streak to 22 consecutive months.
Year-to-date tech industry employment is tracking 22% ahead of 2021. Companies across the economy added an estimated 84,000 tech workers for the month.
“Despite the prevailing sentiment of a slowing economy, the gains in tech employment say otherwise,” said Tim Herbert, chief research officer at CompTIA.
“We can infer from the data that aggregate demand for tech talent remains strong enough to offset any pockets of weakness.”
The tech unemployment rate edged down slightly to 2.1%, signaling a still very tight labor market.
Employer job postings for technology positions totaled 302,370 for the month, a decrease of -12% versus the previous month.
The employer job posting data again confirms the expansive footprint of technology across the economy with hiring activity spanning every sector, including professional, scientific, and technical services (46,263), finance and insurance (39,619) and manufacturing (38,386).
Hiring activity remains widely dispersed on a geographic basis, as well.
As expected, the metro markets of New York City (19,993), Washington (16,985), Dallas (12,279), Chicago (10,941) and Los Angeles (10,848) has the largest totals of tech jobs postings.
Markets such as Wichita (KS), Little Rock (AR), Lansing (MI), and Dover (DE) saw notable jumps in postings from August to September, reflecting the ongoing shifts in remote work.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leader and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem.
An estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy.