In an analysis of last years' employment trends, the Cyberstate 2018 report finds that Pennsylvania increased its tech workforce by 4,500 jobs last year, moving itself up the list of tech hubs to 7th place. 1,700 of those jobs were created in Pittsburgh, where employees in the technology industry make up 8 percent of the total workforce. The same industry contributed over $11 billion to the Pittsburgh economy in 2017. These numbers are thanks to the substantial presence of large companies such as Google and Uber, as well as the many budding robotics and software companies nurtured by The Pittsburgh Technology Council, Innovation Works, and their respective universities.
In Pennsylvania as a whole, the technology industry makes up 7 percent of the workforce and contributed a total of $46.7 billion to the state economy last year. Pennsylvania comes behind California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, and Virginia on the list of largest numbers of technology employees.
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