Report: 60 percent of tech jobs created this year filled by women

More than half — 60 percent — of the jobs created in the U.S. tech industry through September of this year have gone to women, according to one report based on numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dice, a tech and engineering career site, says its analysis shows that of the 39,000 tech jobs created through September, 24,100 of them were filled by women. It is not clear whether all the jobs are full time. (Update: the BLS numbers don’t differentiate between full- and part-time jobs.)

The BLS definition of jobs in the tech industry include writing and testing software, planning and designing computer systems, managing and maintaining computer systems, and “other professional and technical computer-related advice and services.”

In another set of numbers about women in tech: As we wrote last week, one Pinterest engineer is gathering data that shows the number of female engineers in the tech industry. Her data shows that only 12.6 percent of full-time software engineers in the tech companies for which she has numbers are female.


Graphic above courtesy of Dice

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