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U.S. IT Jobs Grow in January, Defying Broader Employment Struggles

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Overall U.S. labor market outlook statistics for January 2021.

The past two months saw 55,000 new U.S. IT jobs, revised up from the 18,000 total reported a month earlier, based on revisions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Credit: LaborIQ

Information technology (IT) employment consultancy Janco Associates estimates that seasonally adjusted U.S. IT job growth in January was 18,200, despite the overall economy's difficulties.

A total of 55,000 new IT jobs were posted last month, up from 18,000 in December, based on revisions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

However, U.S. IT jobs have declined by 35,800 year-over-year for a loss of about 1%.

Meanwhile, CompTIA reported 78,000 new IT-related jobs across all industry sectors last month, reflecting a 2.4% unemployment rate versus 3% in December.

Janco's M. Victor Janulaitis anticipates 11% growth in U.S. IT jobs through the next decade, mostly concentrated among software developers, quality assurance, and testers, and driven by work from home.

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