Dallas Ranks High in Tech Jobs Nationally

DFW added more tech jobs from 2013 to 2015 than Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle, Citylab reported.

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Dallas is one of the lucky ones when it comes to high-tech job growth. It came it at No. 4 on Brookings Institute analysis of Moody’s analytics data.

high-tech digital service jobs in the U.S. (46 percent) cluster in just 10 of its largest metros

Nearly half of all high-tech digital service jobs in the U.S. (46 percent) cluster in just 10 of its largest metros, according to Richard Florida. Click the image for a full-size view on CityLab.

More than 25 percent of all tech-related job growth from 2013-2015 occurred in predictable places: San Francisco, San Jose, Austin, Phoenix and Dallas, according to the Brookings Institute.

Dallas-Fort Worth added 15,400 tech jobs from 2013 to 2015, more than Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle, which each created about 10,000 tech jobs, Citylab reported.

SAN FRANCISCO TOPPED TECH JOB GROWTH LIST

Topping the list, San Francisco added 31,500 jobs while nearby Silicon Valley created 27,500 jobs. And New York came in third with 24,200. 

It’s no accident — 46 percent of high-tech jobs are clustered in just 10 large metropolitan areas. Only 14 out of 100 large metropolitan areas had any growth in tech jobs.

Key factors include a highly educated workforce, fewer blue-collar jobs, and a dense population.


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