This segment has been falling steadily since the beginning of the decade … part of it is outsourcing. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that there is less demand for equipment like handsets. For example, many households no longer have landlines (for phones).So, for folks working here, I’m sure a 1.3 percent increase in jobs may seem like a win.
Women, Communications Sectors Fared Well in Jobs Report
It was great to see the July jobs report reconfirm that tech hiring is still on the upswing. But within the facts and figures, there were some particularly interesting numbers. One factoid showed jobs in the communications equipment sector rose 1.3 percent compared to July 2011, bringing the number of tech positions to 110,200. And while the increase may not be eye-popping, it’s definitely worth noting. In the communications equipment sector, a modest increase in jobs reversed a three-month string of declines. That’s excellent news for folks in an industry that keeps struggling. As one economist, Bodhi Ganguli of Moody’s Analytics, previously told Dice News: