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D.C. totals 293,000 tech jobs in 2009

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Washington D.C.‘s high-tech industry employed 293,000 workers in 2009, according to a report by the TechAmerica Foundation.       

This represents a loss of 1,700 jobs, or a 1 percent decrease in the last year. According to the report, tech industry workers in Washington earned $100,500 on average — 69 percent more than D.C.’s average private sector wage.

“Even as the rest of the country battled recession, D.C.’s computer systems design sector added 11,000 jobs from 2007 to 2009,” Olga Grkavac, executive vice president, public sector for TechAmerica said in a statement.

Washington’s largest high-tech sector was computer systems design and related services, which employed 150,900 workers.  Washington was second in a list of top 10 “cybercities,” which ranked cities based on total high-tech employment. Oklahoma City saw the largest job growth in the industry, adding 900 jobs in 2009.

The full report, called “Cybercities 2010: The Definitive Analysis of the High-Tech Industry in the Nations Top 60 Cities,” is available for purchase at http://www.techamericafoundation.org

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