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These States Benefit Most From the Software Industry


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About 1 in 10 U.S. jobs is now related to the software industry.

America's software industry is growing twice as fast as the nation's economy.

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A report by the Software.org: BSA Foundation found that the U.S. software industry is growing twice as fast as the nation's economy, and that California, Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming are among the states benefiting most from the increase, each seeing job growth of more than 30% since 2016.

Overall, the number of jobs directly created by the industry in the U.S. grew 7.3% from 2016 to 2018 to reach 3.1 million jobs, according to the report.

]The software industry contributed $1.6 trillion to the U.S. in 2018, a 19% increase from 2016; the average wage for software jobs was $114,000 last year.

From U.S. News & World Report
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