IT unemployment

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From InformationWeek reporting on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (via Slashdot), here are the unemployment rates for IT professionals broken out by category:

DB Admins:
2.8%
Software Engineers:
3.2%
Managers:
4.6%
Sys Admins:
5.7%
System Analysts:
8.2%
Programmers:
8.3%

National average for unemployement across all industries: 5.3%.

Since I know there are a few programmers on this site, I’m betting these numbers aren’t all that surprising to you. If you don’t like these numbers, perhaps you can do something about it.

Or not.

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