Dice’s quarterly tech trends report found the technology industry’s unemployment rate edged downward in the fourth quarter of 2015, hitting 2.9 percent—a tenth of a percentage point down from the third quarter of the year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Although that’s higher than earlier in 2015, when the unemployment rate in tech dipped as low as 2.0 percent, it’s still better than the overall U.S. labor market, where the unemployment rate hit 5.0 percent in the fourth quarter.
Dice’s analysis of government data found voluntary quits among tech pros at 519,000 and 500,000 in October and November, respectively, the latest months for which numbers are available. That is parallel with the third and second quarters of the year, when voluntary quits averaged 505,000 and 510,700 per month, respectively.
Download the full report here: Dice’s Q4 2015 Tech Trends Report