[internetworkers] from the desk of Arianna Huffington
michael at czeiszperger.org
Thu Jul 22 10:07:34 EDT 2004
On Jul 22, 2004, at 12:48 AM, Tony Spencer wrote:
> Jobless recovery? Nonsense. We are at the lowest unemployement rate
> in 4
The general unemployment rate doesn't really matter, unless we're
planning on switching from our chosen fields. The unemployment rate
for EE's is up 46% in 2004 over 2003:
"The quarterly unemployment rate for computer hardware engineers jumped
dramatically from 6.9 to 9.0 percent, and averaged 7.0 for 2003.
Computer software engineers saw their jobless rate fall slightly from
4.6 to 4.5 percent (5.2 for 2003); and computer programmers experienced
a drop from 7.1 to 4.6 percent (6.4 for the year). The rate for
aerospace engineers rose a percentage point to 5.0 percent, and
finished at 4.8 percent for the year."
The good news is the unemployment rate for computer programmers is
down, but unfortunately there's no way of knowing if that's simply
because they couldn't find work and switched careers.
--Michael (BSEE '87)
michael at czeiszperger dot org
Chapel Hill, NC
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