Minnesota lost about 2,900 high-tech jobs last year, ranks 17th ‘cyberstate’

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By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis – St.Paul Business Journal

“Minnesota lost about 2,900 high-tech jobs last year, but retained its ranking as the 17th-largest “cyberstate” in the United States, according to a report released Wednesday.

The Cyberstates study, compiled by the Washington, D.C.-based TechAmerica Foundation, found that Minnesota employed 120,800 high-tech workers last year. In 2010, the state lost 1,100 jobs in the computer and peripheral-equipment manufacturing sector and 800 jobs in the electronics-component manufacturing field.”

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