In spite of posting a slight increase in office rent growth, Detroit actually lost 2,135 high-tech software and services jobs between the second quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020—a loss of 4.4 percent compared to 2017-2018. It also lost 19,924 office-using jobs over the 2019-2020 time period.
Philadelphia saw a slight uptick in new high-tech jobs in 2019-2020, at 1,540 positions, representing an increase of 3.5 percent. The city lost 14,033 office-using jobs during the period.
The Southeastern city saw the addition of 7,557 high-tech jobs over the period studied, an increase of 8.8. percent. It added a total of 2,197 office-using jobs between the second quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020.
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Tech companies in Boston added 8,839 jobs, representing an increase of 7.1 percent. However, the city lost 11,251 office-using jobs during the period.
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Chicago posted an addition of 6,799 new high-tech jobs, an increase of 6.6 percent. At the same time, between the second quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020, the Windy City lost a staggering 56,218 office-using jobs.
15. San Diego
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San Diego saw its high-tech sector grow by 2,813 jobs, an increase of 7.9 percent. It lost 8,247 office-using jobs during the period.
14. Dallas/Ft. Worth
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The tech sector in Dallas/Ft. Worth expanded by 13,692 jobs—an increase of 12.7 percent. The city added 7,731 office-using jobs over the past two years.
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Tech companies in Indianapolis added 2,329 new jobs, representing an increase of 8.9 percent. The city lost 6,468 office-using jobs during the period.
12. Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City saw its tech sector grow by 3,848 jobs over the past two years. It added 8,778 office-using jobs during the period.
11. Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
The Raleigh/Durham area registered the addition of 4,723 new high-tech jobs, an increase of 12.0 percent. The market added 3,521 office-using jobs during the period.
10. Nashville, Tenn.
The tech sector in Nashville expanded by 1,306 new jobs, an uptick of 8.3 percent. Over the past two years, the city added 2,377 office-using jobs.
9. St. Louis
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New tech jobs in St. Louis totaled 2,135 in number, representing an increase of 7.2 percent. There were 643 new office-using jobs created during the period.
8. Los Angeles
Tech companies in Los Angeles added 6,431 new jobs over the past two years, an increase of 8.0 percent. During the same period, the city lost 63,689 office-using jobs.
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Phoenix saw the addition of 9,496 new high-tech jobs. The number of its office-using jobs grew by 16,212.
The tech sector in Denver expanded by 8,739 jobs, representing an uptick of 11.5 percent. Over the past two years, the city lost 1,091 office-using jobs.
Montreal saw the addition of 12,600 high-tech jobs, an increase of 14.6 percent. The city saw its office-using jobs increase by 3,700 during the period.
4. Austin, Texas
The growing Texas city registered 9,368 new tech jobs during the past two years, amounting to growth of 16.4 percent. It added 11,070 office-using jobs over the period.
3. Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte saw its tech sector expand by 3,313 jobs, an increase of 13.2 percent. It registered the addition of 4,354 office-using jobs.
Tech jobs in Vancouver expanded by 12,900, a growth rate of 20.9 percent. The city lost the same number of office-using jobs during the period.
Seattle saw an influx of 39,559 high-tech software and services jobs during the period, representing growth of 21.9 percent.