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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. 7: California (No. 12 in 2020)
Workforce Experience and Education Rank: 8
State Employment and Economy Rank: 6
Tech Industry Employment: 1,882,167
Tech Worker Average Salary: $116,820
Tech GDP/GRP accounts for 18.9 percent of California’s total GDP/GRP – No. 2 among all states.
California is ranked No. 48 by WalletHub on employment rates bouncing back in 2021.
CompTIA forecasts that California will add 41,632 tech jobs in 2021, putting it at No. 1 among all states. The Golden State added 8,680 tech jobs in 2020.
California is ranked No. 2 for the number of science and engineering degree holders.