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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. 50: Louisiana (No. 49 in 2020)
Workforce Experience and Education Rank: 50
State Employment and Economy Rank: 44
Tech Industry Employment: 83,863
Tech Worker Average Salary: $73,840
Louisiana’s tech employment declined by 1,069 jobs (1.3 percent) in 2020, but is forecast to rebound in 2021 with 1,258 jobs.
Technology GDP/GRP accounts for 3.5 percent of Louisiana’s total GDP/GRC, No. 49 among the states.
The Pelican State is last – No. 50 – on WalletHub’s ranking of state recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic.