Engineering employment accelerated in June, posting the strongest growth in almost a year, reported the TechServe Alliance, an association of IT and engineering staffing companies.
The number of engineering jobs in the US rose by 0.2% in June from May to almost 2.6 million jobs; year over year, engineering employment in the US rose by 1.3% in June, adding 31,900 engineering workers.
“While IT job growth remained modest, engineering job growth accelerated in June,” said TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts. “After decelerating in May, June was the highest rate of engineering job growth since July 2016. While one month does not make a trend, I am heartened to see improvement in the rate of engineering job growth, which has been anemic when compared to other sectors.”
Meanwhile, IT employment growth edged up 0.1% in June from May to more than 5.3 million jobs. Year over year, IT employment in the US rose by 3.2% in June, representing 162,100 IT workers.