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IT Worker Unemployment at 'Unprecedented' Levels

Computerworld (09/17/03); Thibodeau, Patrick

A new report from the nonprofit Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST) concludes that IT worker unemployment reached an all-time high of 6 percent this year, a percentage that aligns with the applications IT managers have received in response to vacancy announcements. The IT unemployment rate was 4.3 percent last year and as low as 1.2 percent in 1997. The study estimates that approximately 150,000 IT jobs were lost in 2001 and 2002, with programming accounting for about two-thirds.

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