The United States experienced a net gain of 11,800 IT-related jobs in January, according to employment statistics released last week by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gain, which represents all sectors, plays out to eight straight months of positive job growth in IT labor segments.

“This increase is not as good as it looks since the BLS made a downward adjustment down of 45,300 for December,” notes Victor Janulaitis, CEO of management consulting firm Janco. “From the data, it’s not clear that IT employment is signaling that the recovery has started.”

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