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San Francisco’s tech workforce is still growing, outpacing other metro areas

Melia Russell
March 27, 2019 Updated: March 27, 2019 4 a.m.

It’s a complicated time to work in tech, with Wall Street getting jittery at every new earnings report and a growing political backlash, or “techlash,” making headlines.

But the Bay Area’s technology industry continued to be a job engine, with two parts of the region — the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas — ranking No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for adding the most tech jobs over the past year, according to a new study by the Computing Technology Industry Association, or CompTIA.

California’s tech workforce grew by more than 51,500 jobs in 2018, with well over half of them in the Bay Area. The San Francisco metro area, which stretches from Marin to San Mateo and parts of the East Bay, edged out bigger cities like New York and Los Angeles with a net gain of 20,566 tech jobs. The San Jose metro area, which includes the South Bay and parts of the East Bay, added 13,140 jobs.

In a sign of the continued shift of jobs and investment north from the traditional bounds of Silicon Valley to the newer tech hub of San Francisco, the northern part of the Bay Area had 385,019 jobs, versus 371,640 in the southern part . . . .
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