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Unemployment is Down & So is the Number of New Jobs

Published April 10th, 2017 by Julie

March 2017 Job Report: Job Openings, Unemployment Rate, Market Trends*

Unemployment [4.5%]

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate dropped from 4.7% to 4.5% in March.

 

Job Openings [98,000]

Jobs openings dropped drastically to 98,000 in March (compared to the projected 180,000) from 235,000 in February, a decrease of 58% in one months time. 


 

Hire Rate [3.6%] & Quit Rate [2.0%]

Both the hire rate (3.6%) and the quit rate (2.0%) remained the same from the previous month.

* All Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor online at www.bls.gov

February 2017 Job Report: Job Openings, Unemployment Rate, Market Trends

Published March 10th, 2017 by Julie

February 2017 Job Report: Job Openings, Unemployment Rate, Market Trends*

Unemployment [4.7%]

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% from 4.8% in January.

Job Openings [235,000]
Job openings rose to 235,000 in February from 227,000 in January, almost a 3.5% increase in one months time.

Hire Rate [3.6%] & Quit Rate [2.0%]

Both the hire rate (3.6%) and the quit rate (2.0%) remained the same from the previous month.


 

Temporary Employment Services Market Trends:

Temporary help jobs increased by 3,100 in February from the previous month. February's data also reported a decrease in temp jobs from 14,800 in January to 6,500 in February. The temporary penetration rate, defined as temporary jobs as a percent of total employment,  decreased slightly to 2.038% in February from 2.039% in January.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Disclaimer, on the Internet at www.bls.gov

 

January 2017 Job Report: Job Openings, Unemployment Rate, Market Trends

Published February 6th, 2017 by Julie

January 2017 Job Report: Job Openings, Unemployment Rate, Market Trends*

Unemployment [4.8%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate rose to 4.8% from 4.7% in December.

 

Job Openings [227,000]
Job openings rose to 227,000 in January from 157,000 in December, almost a 45% increase in one months time. 

 

Hire Rate [3.6%] & Quit Rate [2.0%]
Throughout 2016 the hire rate fluctuated between 3.5% and 3.8%, ending the year at 3.6% and the quit rate fluctuated between 2.0% and 2.1%, ending the year at 2.0% 

 

 
Temporary Employment Services Market Trends:
Temporary help services employment rose in January, 0.5%, with an increase of 14,800 new jobs after facing a .52% decline in December 2016. YOY temporary help employment was up 3.3%, which is the fastest growth rate since December 2015, with monthly job increases averaging about 7,800 within the past year.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Disclaimer, on the Internet at www.bls.gov

Top Careers in Technology 2017

Published January 31st, 2017 by Julie

Top Careers in Technology 2017 

Comrise recently released the article ‘Top Careers in Technology for 2016’ based on the list by U.S News. Shortly after we published our article, U.S. News released a new list for the projected ‘10 Best Jobs in Technology of 2017’. Seeing as jobs are ranked annually based on projected number of job openings, opportunity to advance and pay scale, we wanted to compare the two lists, side-by-side, to see any major differences or up and coming jobs for 2017. We also took it a step further and created a chart to show the increase in the median salary for each job that made both the 2016 and 2017 lists, pictured below:

 

Adapted from http://money.usnews.com/careers/slideshows/explore-the-9-best-technology-jobs-of-2016 & http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs.

The national unemployment rate is the lowest it's been for the past decade; we looked at the top 10 jobs in technology and their projected unemployment rates in 2017 to see how they compared to what was projected in 2016.This is what we found:

 

Adapted from http://money.usnews.com/careers/slideshows/explore-the-9-best-technology-jobs-of-2016 & http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs.

Let Comrise help you with your next career move! If you are interested in any of the jobs listed above, feel free to submit your resume to be considered for potential jobs that we are currently working on.

Check out U.S. News’ list of the top ten projected technology jobs for 2017 and see how they compare to 2016, below:

#1- Computer Systems Analyst: Remains #1 on the list for best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: 118,600
· Median salary: $85,800
· Unemployment rate: 2.4%

#2- Software Developer: Remains #2 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: 135,300
· Median Salary: $98,260
· Unemployment rate: 2%

#3- IT Manager: Up one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 53,700
· Median salary: $131,600
· Unemployment rate: 1.9%

#4- Web Developer: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 39,500
· Median salary: $64,970
· Unemployment rate: 3.5%

#5- Computer Network Architect: This job did not make the list in 2016 but is an up and coming technology job for 2017!
· Projected jobs: 12,700
· Median salary: $100,240
· Unemployment rate: 0.6%

#6- Database Administrator: The #6 technology job two years in a row.
· Projected jobs: 13,400
· Median Salary: $84,710
· Unemployment rate: 1%

#7- Information Security Analyst: Down two spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 14,800
· Median salary: $90,120
· Unemployment rate: 3.9%

#8- Computer Support Specialist: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 88,800
· Median Salary: $62,250
· Unemployment rate: 3.7%

#9- Computer Systems Administrator: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 30,200
· Median salary: $77,810
· Unemployment rate: 3.1%

#10- Computer Programmer: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: -26,500
· Median salary: $79,530
· Unemployment rate: 3.5%

 

Top Careers In Technology For 2016

Published December 27th, 2016 by Brittany

Top Careers In Technology For 2016 

When searching online for “tech jobs” in the U.S. the search will return over 60,000 job openings, and this is just on LinkedIn alone! If you take a look at “Best Rankings, U.S. News and World Report’s” website this would not come as a surprise with so many tech jobs making “The 100 Best Jobs” list. Jobs are ranked annually based on the projected number of job openings, opportunity ​to advance and pay scale. Take a look below, at just a few of the awesome tech jobs that made the list for 2016.

1. Computer System Analyst

This job is all about understanding how a computer system can best serve a company. A computer system analyst may need to choose hardware and software for a company - then manage the installation and monitor the outcome. This career fell into the #1 slot for best technology jobs in 2016. View jobs

2. Software Developer

Software is what makes the hardware work. Consumers and businesses use software every day in computers, smart phones and mobile technology. The growth of mobile technology continues to rise every day.  Making these skills a high demand and a profession that ranks #2 in tech jobs. View jobs

3. Web Developer

A web developer needs to be able to create a website that looks good and works well. There is a lot more to development then making sure the text is spelled correctly and the checkout cart works. A web developer needs to understand page layout, graphics, design, organization and many other aspects of a website so that the user can easily navigate it. Web developer ranked #3 in tech jobs. View jobs

4. IT Manager

IT managers are the “go to person”  for any technical questions. They are responsible for ensuring front line technicians are able to quickly solve problems with software and hardware. When your email doesn’t work or the computer has an error message you’re not calling Ghostbusters, you're calling your IT department!  This high pressure career shows up #4 in top tech jobs. View jobs

5. Information Security Analyst

Information Security Analysts are the safe keepers of an organization’s computer information systems. They develop security measures to protect the organization’s computer systems and networks from cyber-attacks (which are becoming more common every day). With corporations the size of JP Morgan, Sony and Target being victims of hacking, these professionals are in a high demand to safeguard companies’ information. Pushing their ranking to #5 for 2016. View jobs

6. Database Administrator

Database Administrator’s organize, store, mine and manage information. They create specific databases for companies to use and secure sensitive information. Based on the volume of information that will need to be managed for businesses in 2017 – this job field is expected to expand. This job came in #6 in tech jobs. View jobs

7. Computer Support Specialist

Coming in at  #7 in tech jobs is Computer Support Specialist. They provide assistance to users who encounter difficulties logging in to their device, general operating system questions and overall software malfunctions.  Computer Support Specialists have  to ask the right questions to get to the source of the user’s problem. Personality and communication are definitely key contributors to the success of this role due to the amount of interaction with others! View jobs

8. Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Systems Administrators are responsible for making sure that the intranet system works. They ensure that all systems that are sharing data work and that computer stations are connected properly. This job came in #8 on the list. View jobs

9. Computer Programmer

Computer Programmers are the innovators who write code enabling software to function. Basically, the programmer is telling the computer what to do and when to do it. They work alongside the Software Developer to write “directions” with programs such as C++ and Python. Programmers fine-tune, improve, debug, and maintain programs so that computers can run without any trouble. This career ranks #9 in best tech jobs. View jobs

Conclusion

The demand for technology professionals continues to grow year over year in tandem with companies who need their services to survive in our technology driven world.

If you are seeking new opportunities with IT or other related fields, take a look at our current job openings. If you are interested in furthering your skills, check out our AngularJS article or visit one of many skill learning websites such as Codeacademy, Udemy or Lynda to improve your skill sets in the field and land one of these dynamic and growing careers!
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