High-Tech Jobs Evaporate By the Thousands in Detroit and San Francisco Bay Area; Boston, San Diego, Seattle Hold Their Own

12/9/10Follow @wroush

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New England (Boston + Worcester + Providence)

Jobs 262,920
Establishments 11,612
Payroll $25.7 billion
Employment change 2008-2009: -3900

Detroit

Jobs 95,042
Establishments 4,206
Payroll $7.6 billion
Employment change 2008-2009: -16,700

San Diego

Jobs 110,985
Establishments 4,402
Payroll $10.3 billion
Employment change 2008-2009: +500

San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland + San Francisco + San Jose/Silicon Valley)

Jobs 394,290
Establishments 12,941
Payroll $48.6 billion
Employment change 2008-2009: -16,100

Northwest (Seattle + Portland)

Jobs 211,005
Establishments 9,431
Payroll $19.8 billion
Employment change 2008-2009: -4100

The full Cybercities report contains more details, including the average wages of high-tech workers in each city, how those wages have changed since 2007, and employment breakdowns by industry sector. It’s available from TechAmerica for $150.

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @wroush

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