Tech career site Dice unveiled the number of tech job postings fell 40.4 percent in March compared to a year ago, with most of the decline coming from full-time positions.
Dice, which collects its figures at the start of each month, noted tech job postings fell to 54,301 in March, down from 91,080 a year earlier. The decline in job postings comes at a time when the nation's unemployment rate has worsened, reaching 8.1 percent in February.
According to the Dice report, full-time job postings dropped 44.2 percent to 35,570 in March and contract positions fell 35.6 percent to 23,545.
Job postings, on a sequential basis (or month over month) also declined further, dropping 5.3 percent during March from February.