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May 18, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Tennessee leads nation in tech job growth during pandemic

A new report released last week by the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) found the Volunteer State leading the nation in the growth of tech jobs between December 2019 and December 2021.

According to the report titled “Tech Workforce Trends: The Migration of Tech Jobs Since The Pandemic,” Tennessee’s tech jobs grew by 7.6 percent during the period. That barely beat second place Idaho (7.5 percent) with the other states in the top five as follows: Washington (6.6 percent), Utah (5.3 percent), and North Carolina (4.9 percent).

Although lesser populated metros throughout the country have shown the highest profile growth rate increases, the authors note that data show that the top three most highly concentrated tech metros historically – the Bay Area, New York, and Washington DC – are still capturing the highest absolute numbers of recent tech job growth.

The report is based on data sourced by labor market data visualization company eIMPACT. This report includes more than 27,000 data points from numerous sources including Emsi Burning Glass, Zillow, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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