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This article was published on June 9, 2011

Tech sector unemployment half the U.S. national average

Tech sector unemployment half the U.S. national average
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With an unemployment rate of under 4% in the tech sector, there’s a shortage of qualified technology professionals, TechFlash reports.

In the U.S., the overall unemployment rate sits at 9.1% — more than double the number of jobless tech workers.

Companies are finding that positions may stay open for months as they try to find the right person to fill the spot. Finding someone who has the qualifications and experienced needed for the job is getting harder and harder, according to the Dice.com survey.

It’s good news for the technology professionals who, thanks to the law of supply and demand, are enjoying higher salaries.