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Sacramento ranks high among U.S. tech surprises

Sacramento is among the “10 most surprising tech hubs” in the United States, according to a listing released by

Sacramento ranked No. 8, with 4.11 percent of the local workforce holding down one of 19 types of technology jobs. The ranking was based on 2014 data compiled by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.

The area ranked just ahead of Milwaukee, at 3.98 percent, and just behind Kansas City, Mo., at 4.35 percent. Baltimore topped the “most surprising” list at 5.15 percent.

The study said the Sacramento area’s top tech employers are California state government, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health.

SelfStorage noted that San Jose easily topped the overall national list, with more than 16 percent of the Silicon Valley workforce in tech jobs, such as software developer and electrical engineer. That compares with 3.5 percent for the nation. Sacramento ranked No. 22 on the overall national list of the 50 largest U.S. metro markets.

SelfStorage said the availability of tech jobs is a key factor among consumers moving between U.S. metro markets.

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