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High Tech Jobs Give San Diego A Boost

Aired 10/29/12 on KPBS News.

A new report finds the nation’s technology industry created 100,000 jobs in the first half of the year. San Diego got more than its share of those new jobs.

— A new report finds the nation’s technology industry created 100,000 jobs in the first half of the year. San Diego got more than its share of those new jobs.

High Tech Jobs Give San Diego A Boost
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The Tech America report found technology industry jobs jumped by 1.7 percent from January to June of this year. The report’s authors predict that growth trend will continue.

San Diego Association of Governments chief economist Marney Cox said San Diego got a disproportionately large share of the increase, because high tech jobs are located in only a few geographic regions and San Diego is one of those regions.

“Our job growth overall this year is outpacing what’s going on at the national level, so far, according to the employment development department data,” said Cox.

Cox says high tech jobs in San Diego are concentrated in the wireless, software and biotechnology areas.

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