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US Electrical-Engineering Hiring Slumps

The number of employed electrical engineers in the US dropped 10.4 percent in 2013, according to the IEEE-USA’s newly released analysis of US Labor Department data. This represents a loss of 35,000 jobs, which moved the profession’s unemployment rate to 4.8 percent. According to the Labor Department data, 300,000 people now work as electrical engineers in the US. In 2002, this number was 385,000. Rochester Institute of Technology assistant professor of public policy Ron Hira told Computerworld the findings are “truly disturbing.” “Just like America's manufacturing has been hollowed out by offshoring and globalization,” he explained, “it appears that electrical and electronics engineering is heading that way.” (SlashDot)(Computerworld)

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