Uncle Sam has a new rival: the private tech sector.
Job openings in 2019 continued to trend down, which is another sign that employers are pulling back demand across a variety of industries.
The US economy added 145,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at 3.5%, unchanged from 3.5% in November.
This is the fourth and final part of the Indeed Tech Skills Explorer — an interactive look at which tech skills are in demand and which tech jobs are using those skills. This report looks at the top skills for common tech jobs. For these reports, we searched for more than 500 tech skills in US postings for tech jobs on Indeed.com.
Despite the low unemployment rate, the labor market is primed to rapidly add jobs as workers get jobs from outside the labor force.
Heading into 2020, labor demand is still slowing down but the strong labor market persists.