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Despite disappointing employment growth in the U.S. as a whole -- the unemployment rate is at 6.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) -- the IT job market is faring better with an unemployment rate of only 3.3 percent. Where are these jobs? Based on CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2014 report, BLS data and reports from Payscale.com, we’ve ranked the top 10 states for IT job seekers.
We also include each state's median salary based on data from Payscale and Computer and Mathematical Occupations as listed by the BLS (occupations include computer and information research scientists, systems analysts, information security analysts, computer programmer, software developers, Web developers, database administrators, network and systems administrators, network architects, user support specialists, and network support specialists).