Dismal Unemployment Numbers for Electrical Engineers

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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013

An IEEE-USA report reveals a sharp downturn

Despite talk of a recovering economy in the United States, unemployment numbers for electrical engineers have become significantly worse. That’s according to an analysis of U.S. Labor Department data by IEEE-USA

Electrical engineering jobs went down by 40 000 in the first quarter of the year, with the unemployment rate rising to 6.5 percent, according to the analysis. In 2010 and 2011, electrical engineers’ unemployment rate was just 3.4 percent according to the report.