Q3 2013 Tech Employment Snapshot

The average unemployment rate for tech professionals in the third quarter of 2013 ticked up.

At 3.9%, it’s the highest it’s been since the first quarter 2012. However, that’s still better than the 7.3% average unemployment rate for the U.S. overall.

One reason? Half a million employees in professional and business services quit their positions on average monthly in August and September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

See what else contributed to the slight unemployment uptick in Dice’s Tech Trends Q3 2013.
.2013 Unemployment Graph