IT job market grew by 5,700 jobs in February. However this is a slower growth than in January, which had 9,800 new jobs, according to BLS data. The latest data shows a small increase in the number of employed IT professionals and prospects are mixed, according to analysis by Janco Associates. “There were 5,700 more IT professionals employed in February than in January,” said Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates said. “However, much of the most recent growth has been in the government sector, and with “sequester” there could be a reduction in the number of those jobs. On the downside, the BLS has adjusted the number of jobs that were added in January from 12,500 to 9,800.”

In February 2013, health care saw a 2.13-percent growth over February 2012, and finance and insurance saw a 1.30-percent growth. “The health care job market continues to be a bright spot on the overall US labor market and is one area where IT Pros can go with the flow and find job opportunities,” according to Janco.

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