State of the Boston Software Engineering job market – HOT! – Mass Unemployment down to 7.4% in Aug

It’s been a busy Summer and Autumn is just around the corner…. hopefully the Red Sox get out of their funk soon.

The overall economic recovery is moribund and reminds me of the early 1990s. Without getting into politics, lets just say that both parties are complicit and we have 20 years of bad choices to start correcting. It’s not going to happen overnight, and will be painful.

However, the one, super-shiny, bright light in this economy is the Tech Economy – and nowhere is the engine of job growth burning more brightly than in the Boston, Massachusetts software engineering job market!

As this Boston Globe article points out – the Mass State Unemployment rate is now the lowest it’s been since Feb 2009 – 7.4% with net jobs created of approximately 42000 since the year began.

The market trends for software engineers/tech talent in the Boston area are on the same trajectory as earlier in the year – and are in heavy demand. However, the more experienced (read expensive salaries) candidates, and those without hands-on coding skills are having a much tougher time.

Macro-economic trends are still very favorable for the tech economy, and like everyone — this time of the year is one of the busiest all around.

If you’d like to learn more about the market – hiring for your organization, or to conduct a highly targeted, discrete search – please reach out to me – – Boston area’s #1 Software Engineer jobs/recruiter!

1 comment
  1. Arnulfo Sandrock said:

    Engineering jobs are always high paying but they take a lot of skill to be hired. You also need more experience so that you can easily get hired. *.,.’

    Kindest regards

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