Consulting Leads November's Tech Job Rise
Tech employment rose 2.8 percent in November to nearly 12.8 million jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Leading the growth: management and technical consultants, whose sector's jobs posted a 5.4 percent increase year-over-year. That's quite a change from October, when such jobs barely squeaked out any growth at all. That month, its employment rose a nominal 0.3 percent compared to October 2011. The Computer Systems, Design and Services sector ranked second for growth in November, showing a 5.0 percent increase from the previous year's period. Last month, it led job growth in technology sectors with an increase of 4.8 percent. The largest of the BLS's eight tech sectors, professional and technical services, posted annual job growth of 2.95 percent, nearly identical to last month's 2.9.