Engineering Posts Strongest Job Growth In A Year; IT Job Growth Modest In June

Staff Report

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The number of IT jobs grew 0.1% sequentially last month to 5,302,200, 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 3.2% since June 2016 adding 162,100 IT workers.

Engineering employment increased by 0.2 percent sequentially to 2,564,100.  On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment increased by 1.3% since June 2016 or 31,900 engineering workers.

"While IT job growth remained modest, engineering job growth accelerated in June," stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. "After decelerating in May, June was the highest rate of engineering job growth since July 2016. While one month does not make a trend, I am heartened to see improvement in the rate of engineering job growth, which has been anemic when compared to other sectors," added Roberts.