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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)

US Electrical Engineering Jobs Down

Despite increased employment in the tech sector, the number of US electrical engineering jobs has generally declined in the past 10 years, according to new labor data. The decline has not been a steady one, but the overall picture is not a positive one. The number of employees has not moved above 350,000 since 2006. In 2Q 2013, which ended 30 June, the unemployment rate for electrical engineers declined to 4.5. It is high, but the size of the workforce did not change, according to the IEEE-USA. The data for the entire year will reportedly “offer a better perspective.” (Computerworld)

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