Technology unemployment in the United States fell to 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014, down from 3.5 percent the previous year, according to a new report based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The report, by Dice, a technology-focused career Web site, found that technology workers continue to be far more likely to find jobs than the workforce as a whole. The overall unemployment rate at the end of March was 6.7 percent, down from 7 percent a year earlier.

The industry’s record low for unemployment was 1.8 percent in mid-2007.

Technology consulting added 17,200 new positions during the first quarter, bringing the total number to about 1.7 million. Data processing and hosting lost 1,600 jobs from the previous quarter, and computer and electronic products jobs declined by about 2,900, according to government data.


By: Mohana Ravindranath
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