Illinois Among Country's Biggest Losses In Tech Jobs

Illinois suffered the fifth-biggest decline in the nation for high-tech employment last year, Crain's Chicago Business reported on October 5, 2011. While tech companies nationwide cut about 2 percent of their jobs, Illinois lost 6,400 tech jobs, or 3 percent, in 2010. The report from tech industry group TechAmerica Foundation said Illinois slipped to eight in terms of tech jobs after having ranked seventh from 2007 to 2009.

Crain's noted that "technology jobs are highly prized because they pay significantly more than others," with average annual salaries for tech jobs last year in Illinois increasing by 1 percent, to $79,807. The average paycheck in Illinois is $47,888. Illinois, however, did see its fifth consecutive increase in the number of tech companies, as the number rose 4 percent to 19,291 last year to put the state at fifth nationally.

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