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Despite high unemployment, tech sector layoffs remain low

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Here’s an interesting graph from the September issue of Seattle Business magazine showing the number of layoffs in the tech industry nationally compared to the number of mass layoffs in Washington State. It’s worth a look to compare the number of tech layoffs in 2001, at the height of the dot com bust, with 2009, at the height of the current recession.

The graph also shows that the number of tech sector layoffs is estimated to have dropped by at least 70,000 this year. A post I did earlier this month found that job vacancies in the tech sector is also on the rise. Stay tuned for a follow-up post on these trends.

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Written by Steve Reno

August 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Posted in Unemployment

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