RALEIGH – The high-tech job market in North Carolina is cooling a bit just ahead of summer but is still substantially hotter than a year ago, according to a new report.

The North Carolina Tech Association reports there were 28,368 information technology jobs posted in May. That’s up 14.5 percent year-over-year, its IT Job Trends report says.

However, openings have now declined two straight months from a high of more than 32,000 in March. Postings fell to just over 31,100 in April.

Nationally, IT job openings totaled more than 906,000, up 0.6 percent year-over-year.

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The news comes with unemployment across the state at 4 percent, according to the US Department of Labor.

Despite the drop in May, NC TECH sees demand continuing for skilled workers.

“North Carolina IT job openings were again higher last month than the same month last year, outpacing the US rates for that same comparison period,” said Brooks Raiford, CEO of NC TECH, a business trade association focused on the tech sector. “The past four months have posted the highest number of openings in the last twelve months, indicating sustained momentum,” he added.

Learn more about the latest report online.