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Greater Seattle led the nation for highest incremental gain in tech talent in the 12 months ended September 2020, a CBRE analysis of LinkedIn data has found.

The region — including King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties — added a net 6,575 tech workers, a 7.6 percent increase from September 2019 to September 2020, according to CBRE, a commercial real estate services and investment firm.

Our area was followed by Austin, Texas, up 3.6 percent, with a net gain of 853 tech jobs; San Francisco Bay Area, up 2.8 percent, 4,640 jobs; Denver, 2.4 percent, 671 jobs; and Dallas, 1.3 percent, 491 jobs.

“For the last four-plus years, Seattle has been one of the preferred North American destinations for tech talent,” Michael Dash, vice chairman with CBRE in Seattle, said in a statement. “With the current level of migration to Seattle this past year from more expensive and established…

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