Report: Tech Industry Job Growth Soars

By Deborah Rothberg  |  Posted 09-26-2006

In numbers that haven't been matched since 2001, the U.S. tech industry added 140,000 jobs in the first half of 2006, according to a report released Sept. 26 by the Washington, D.C.-based AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association).

Though nearly double the 78,900 added in the first half of 2005, the tech industry growth rate still lags a percentage point behind that of the U.S. private sector.

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Composed of communication, software, engineering and tech services, the high-tech services sectors added 107,000 jobs between January and June 2006.

Engineering and tech services led the pack with 49,800 net jobs, followed by software services with 44,500 net jobs.

The communications services sector showed growth for the first time since 2000, with 12,700 net jobs.

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