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Colorado ranked No. 2 for tech job growth in August

The Denver metro area ranked No. 9 in the U.S. for tech-job growth.
Credit: Jamie Rogers
Denver Union Station

DENVER — Colorado was No. 2 for tech-job growth in August, according to a new report.

The Denver metro ranked No. 9 among U.S. metros for tech-job growth and the state ranked No. 9 for total tech-job count last month, according to CompTIA and its analysis of data from Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights.

Colorado had 7.782 IT job postings, an increase of 407 from the previous month, said the report, which used a minimum number of job postings in its review. Denver had 5,283 IT job postings, an increase of 133 from the previous month.

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New York was No. 1 for tech-job count and Washington, D.C. was No. 2, but both metros showed declines of more than 400 apiece, the report said. Los Angeles, which was No. 4, showed a gain while No. 5 San Francisco had a decline.

The tech arena – like others – has been shaken up by the pandemic, and the effects can be uneven. Nationally, technology companies returned to hiring by adding an estimated 9,200 net new workers during August after a stretch of several down months, according to data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report, CompTIA said in a report. IT occupations across all sectors saw a second consecutive month of losses with a net decline of 323,000 positions.

>>> Read more at the Denver Business Journal.

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