The job market for information technology workers in North Carolina slumped again in November, falling 3.8 percent compared to October.
It was the fifth consecutive month that IT jobs posted in the state declined. In November, the number of openings fell across all categories except hardware engineering, training/tech writing and miscellaneous IT jobs, according to data released by the N.C. Technology Association.
The number of average daily IT job listings for the month was 3,550 in November. Thats down nearly 9 percent from a year ago.
Without the looming fiscal cliff we would expect the need for IT workers to bottom out by December and grow again early next year, the NCTA report said. The uncertainty of the federal budget negotiations may add to the current trend.
The report is prepared for NCTA by SkillPROOF Inc., which focuses on job market data and research.
Nationally, the IT job market has been falling since March. It fell 1.5 percent last month.
Staff writer David Bracken