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From Worst To First: Here’s How Each State Ranks For Finding Tech Talent In 2021
Looking for highly skilled technology workers? CRN’s annual Best States project ranks all 50 states for finding and hiring technology employees.
No. 35: Tennessee (No. 32 in 2020)
Workforce Experience and Education Rank: 38
State Employment and Economy Rank: 29
Tech Industry Employment: 174,067
Tech Worker Average Salary: $76,660
Thirty-three percent of the workforce between 25 and 44 years old in Tennessee have a bachelor’s degree, ranking the Volunteer State No. 34 among all states.
Tennessee, which lost 426 tech jobs in 2020, is forecast to add 4,313 workers to its tech workforce in 2021, No. 16 among the states, for a gain of 2.8 percent.