NYC Tech Jobs On the Rise, More Profitable

Sep 8, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the growth of tech job salaries is outpacing other’s in the private sector.
Credit Ang Santos / WBGO

A report from the New York State Comptroller says the amount of jobs in the Big Apple’s tech sector has grown nearly sixty percent in six years. 

“Last year, employment in the tech sector surpassed 280,000 jobs,” said New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.  “Which ranked New York third in the nation after California and Texas.  Since 2010, this sector in New York State as a whole has added more than 57,000 jobs.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the growth of tech job salaries is outpacing other’s in the private sector.

“Three times faster than other’s in the private sector.  You have jobs that families can actually live on and allow people to afford the price of housing in this city.  This is the kind of work we’d like to see more people doing.”

The report shows one in every four tech jobs belong to women.  The job figures aren't specifically engineers and other professionals with tech skills.  They include the jobs made as a result of the tech sector like company lawyers.

“The eco-system now in the technology community, is almost 350,000 jobs in this city.  And as Comptroller DiNapoli’s report points out, the jobs specifically in tech companies now reaching 128,600.  That’s a record.”