TechAmerica Foundation : Tech Industry Adds Nearly 100,000 Jobs in 1st Half of 2012


Tech Industry Adds Nearly 100,000 Jobs in 1st Half of 2012

Job Growth in by Software Services, Engineering and Tech Services, and Tech Manufacturing

Highlights of What’s Inside…

  • The U.S. high-tech industry employed nearly 6 million people as of June 2012.
  • The tech industry added nearly 100,000 jobs from January to June 2012, a 1.7 percent increase.
  • High-tech manufacturing added U.S. jobs – 9,200 from January to June 2012.
  • The high-tech services sectors added 90,000 U.S. jobs from January to June 2012, a 1.9 percent increase.
  • Software services and engineering and tech services added jobs in the first six months of 2012, 50,800 and 49,900, respectively, while communications services lost a net 10,700 jobs.

We are delighted to bring you the 38th regular installment of the TechAmerica Competitiveness Series. TechAmerica Foundation produces regular reports on the most timely and relevant issues to the tech industry and to U.S. competitiveness in a global economy. We combine rigorous data with careful analysis to educate industry executives, policymakers, and opinion leaders on the issues.

Contact Information

The writers of this publication can be reached for questions or comments:

Matthew Kazmierczak
Senior Vice President
202.682.4438
matthew@techamericafoundation.org