Colorado lost 5,300 tech industry jobs in 2010, mostly as telecommunications and engineering services companies cut back, according to the TechAmerica Foundation annual census.
The Washington D.C.-based trade group released its Cyberstates report at 10:01 p.m. MDT Tuesday.
TechAmerica, formerly known as AeA, has measured technology industry employment using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for 14 years.
Colorado’s high-tech workforce totaled 156,900 in 2010, down 3.2 percent from the 162,200 counted in 2009, the report said. The average private sector tech worker in Colorado earned $90,800 in 2010, which is 96 percent more than the average private sector wage in the state.
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