Released on July 16, 2020

There were 211,400 fewer IT workers in June compared to the same month last year, the TechServe Alliance reported on Wednesday.

IT employment totaled 5.1 million jobs in June, down 1.46% month over month and down by 3.95% year over year, according to the TechServe Alliance’s calculations.

But there was some good news.

“Unlike a lot of sectors that shed a vast number of employees quickly, the job loss in IT has evolved more slowly,” TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts said. “Despite the drop, IT continues to fare significantly better than the overall workforce with a year-over-year decline less than half total nonfarm employment.”

On the other hand, the organization noted that engineering employment rose by 1.73% month over month to nearly 2.6 million. The increase follows a sharp drop of 6.5% in April and modest increase of just 0.52% in May.

Still, the number of engineering jobs was down 98,600 year over year in June.

Original author: Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) | Daily News