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Seattle Leads Nation in 'Brain Gain,' Adds Tech Jobs Faster Than Any Other Big U.S. Market Over 5 Years

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Part of Seattle's waterfront.

The Seattle region added more than 48,000 tech jobs from 2016 to 2020, according to a new analysis by the CBRE real estate firm.

Credit: Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times

A report by real estate firm CBRE reveals that more than 48,000 technology jobs were added in the Seattle region from 2016 to 2020.

Only the Canadian tech markets in Toronto and Vancouver posted faster growth rates in North America, the study found.

Seattle ranked second, behind the San Francisco Bay Area and ahead of Washington, D.C., in the overall scorecard, which assessed each region's "depth, vitality and attractiveness to companies seeking tech talent and to tech workers seeking employment."

Seattle came in second, behind Toronto, with regard to the number of new tech-related college degrees in comparison to overall tech jobs added in each region.

In average wages, the San Francisco Bay Area ranked first and Seattle second, and for total costs of running a tech business, the Bay Area ranked first, New York second, and Seattle third.

Seattle was in the middle of the pack for overall diversity.

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