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From Worst To First: Here’s How Each State Ranks For Finding Tech Talent In 2021

Rick Whiting

Looking for highly skilled technology workers? CRN’s annual Best States project ranks all 50 states for finding and hiring technology employees.

No. 20: Connecticut (No. 21 in 2020)

Workforce Experience and Education Rank: 13

State Employment and Economy Rank: 32

Tech Industry Employment: 137,744

Tech Worker Average Salary: $95,550

Connecticut is No. 3 in the education attainment levels of its available workforce and 44.6 percent of individuals 25 to 44 years old in the Constitution State have a bachelor’s degree (No. 5).

Connecticut, however, is expected to add only 252 tech jobs (0.2 percent) in 2021

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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