The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.3% in March from February to almost 4.8 million, according to the TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, the number of IT jobs rose 5.1% in the US, adding 234,700 IT workers.

The rate of engineering job growth slowed in March, edging up only 0.1% from the previous month to more than 2.5 million jobs. The number of US engineering jobs rose 1.4% year over year from March 2014, adding 34,200 engineering workers.

“In March, IT employment continued its steady growth. While still posting positive numbers, the rate of engineering job growth decelerated last month,” said TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts. “Despite an anemic overall jobs report in March, IT employment continued to show resilience. While the data from a single month does not reflect a trend, engineering job growth struggled in March — falling behind the growth rate of the overall workforce.”

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