5.8 mln Americans work in IT, 1.5 mln of them are software engineers

US tech industry employed 5.8 mln people in 2006 – up 2.6% from 2005. The industry gained nearly 147,000 positions in 2006, compared with 87,400 jobs added in 2005. The strongest subcategory of technology in the 10th annual AeA report was software, which employed more than 1.5 mln people and created 88,500 new jobs in 2006.