The job growth in the US IT industry accelerated in August, adding 25,400 positions, according to figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in the latest figures from IT employment consultancy Janco Associates. That growth in IT positions comes when the highly infectious delta variant of the novel coronavirus slowed overall job growth, largely due to slowdowns in the restaurant and entertainment sectors.

The August surge in US IT jobs follows job growth of about 18,500 in June and 10,100 in July (both are revised figures), reflecting continuing business recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. In fact, IT job growth has occurred every month this year, though it was uneven in the first five months of the year.

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