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Submission + - Recession hits older tech workers unusually hard (

cweditor writes: Is it really so much tougher to get a tech job if you're over 55? New government data says yes. The unemployment rate for younger workers in computer and tech jobs actually went down in 2010. But for those 55 and over, joblessness rose from 6% in 2009 to 8.4% last year — compared with 4.5% for those ages 25-54, Computerworld reports.

Submission + - US tech employment held steady last year (

cweditor writes: Although the US economy was hemorrhaging jobs elsewhere, the number of people working in computer- and tech-related jobs last year remained almost constant in 2009 vs. 2008, according to data released yesterday by the US Census Bureau. The story wasn't the same everywhere, though, with some states showing small upticks in number of tech workers while others suffered a decline.

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