Unemployment rates hold strong with little change.

As reported in the latest issue of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Population Survey, the unemployment rates saw little change. The National Unemployment Rate came in at 7.6% and the IT Unemployment Rate at 3.5%.

Finding Healthcare IT Talent in a Shrinking Pool of Availability.

According to recent reports by the U.S. Department of Labor, by 2018 the estimated number of employers looking to hire healthcare IT will increase by 53%. So what does this mean for employers in need of healthcare IT professionals? It means the demand for talent is increasing and the availability of qualified candidates is decreasing — fast.

This rapid increase can be attributed to the transition over to electronic medical records, the need for record security and confidentiality, and the implementation of ICD-10. Employers will find the hunt for qualified talent increasingly more difficult each day.
 
If you are in need of great healthcare IT people, we have the qualified talent you need.
 

 

U.S. IT Unemployment Rates by State

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State Overall IT Unemployment 1 Overall Rate
 ALABAMA 3.1 6.8
 ALASKA 2.7 5.9
 ARIZONA 3.6 7.8
 ARKANSAS 3.4 7.3
 CALIFORNIA 4.0 8.6
 COLORADO 3.2 6.9
 CONNECTICUT 3.7 8.0
 DELAWARE 3.3 7.2
 WASHINGTON D.C. 3.9 8.5
 FLORIDA 3.3 7.1
 GEORGIA 3.8 8.3
 HAWAII 2.2 4.7
 IDAHO 2.9 6.2
 ILLINOIS 4.2 9.1
 INDIANA 3.8 8.3
 IOWA 2.1 4.6
 KANSAS 2.6 5.7
 KENTUCKY 3.7 8.1
 LOUISIANA 3.1 6.8
 MAINE 3.1 6.8
 MARYLAND 3.1 6.7
 MASSACHUSETTS 3.0 6.6
 MICHIGAN 3.9 8.4
 MINNESOTA 2.4 5.3
 MISSISSIPPI 4.2 9.1
 MISSOURI 3.1 6.8
 MONTANA 2.5 5.4
 NEBRASKA 1.8 3.8
 NEVADA 4.4 9.5
 NEW HAMPSHIRE 2.4 5.3
 NEW JERSEY 4.0 8.6
 NEW MEXICO 3.1 6.7
 NEW YORK 3.5 7.6
 NORTH CAROLINA 4.1 8.8
 NORTH DAKOTA 1.5 3.2
 OHIO 3.2 7.0
 OKLAHOMA 2.3 5.0
 OREGON 3.6 7.8
 PENNSYLVANIA 3.5 7.5
 RHODE ISLAND 4.1 8.9
 SOUTH CAROLINA 3.7 8.0
 SOUTH DAKOTA 1.8 4.0
 TENNESSEE 3.8 8.3
 TEXAS 3.0 6.5
 UTAH 2.1 4.6
 VERMONT 1.9 4.1
 VIRGINIA 2.4 5.3
 WASHINGTON 3.1 6.8
 WEST VIRGINIA 2.9 6.2
 WISCONSIN 3.2 7.0
 WYOMING 2.1 4.6

U.S. Unemployment Data Range: May 2013

Unemployment Statistics Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unemployment Rates for States Monthly Rankings Seasonally Adjusted May 2013 & Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey.

1 Unemployment rates for healthcare professionals are not reported separately but are thought to be a very small sub-set of this total.

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