Friday, December 7, 2012
New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region
A new report issued today, detailing technology jobs employment concentration in the United States, shines some light on where the highest concentrations of tech jobs are in the region. According to the report, issued by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, three areas in Southern California ranked among the top 25 metro areas for high-tech employment concentration. The highest ranked was San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, with 11.1 percent of private jobs in the technology sector, ranked at number 13 nationwide; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta had 8.9 percent of jobs in technology, ranked at 20. Finally, Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine was ranked number 25, just making the list, with 8.2 percent of jobs in technology. The top ranked area in the nation, which was San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, had 28.8 percent of jobs in technology. The most active market in technology in Southern California, Los Angeles, was not ranked on the list, mostly likely because Los Angeles has a very diverse base of industries (entertainment, consumer, advertising, fashion, and more) rather than an exclusive high tech focus.