Core Info Jobs Up a Meager 1,700 in May

Michael Mandel

Now let's take a more detailed look at the core info jobs. This is the increase in jobs from April to May, in thousands, in the core info industries

      Computer and electronic products manufacturing          0.7
      Software publishing (estimated)                        -0.3
      Internet publishing and broadcasting                    0.8
      Telecommunications                                     -1.5
      ISPs, search portals, and data processing               1.3
      Computer systems design                                 0.7
       
      Total core info industries                              1.7
      

The increase of 1,700 jobs is a pittance-- significantly less than their average gain of 13,000 per month over the past year. Here's the year over year change in core info jobs, in thousands.

      Computer and electronic products manufacturing          2.0
      Software publishing (estimated)                         6.3
      Internet publishing and broadcasting                    5.7
      Telecommunications                                    -11.2
      ISPs, search portals, and data processing.              7.2
      Computer systems design                                42.9
       
      Total core info industries                             52.9
      
      

(software industry data for May is not available. However, I estimated the change in software jobs using April data and the May numbers for print and software publishing together)

Here's a chart of core info jobs, going back to 2003. It could be entitled, "Fast Drop, Slow Recovery."

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