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Midsized US Cities are Fastest-Growing for Tech Jobs

New York/New Jersey, the Washington DC area, and the Silicon Valley continue to be the top US metro areas for tech jobs, although smaller cities are beginning to catch up.

According to Dice's March survey, Raleigh, NC is the fastest-growing area for tech jobs, with 50 percent growth andmore than 1,100 opportunities on any given day. Other cities where technology jobs are increasing include Richmond, Va., which experienced a 40 percent increase; Houston and Sacramento, California, 37 percent; and Kansas City, Missouri, 34 percent.

More than 9,000 technology job openings have been recorded for New York/New Jersey so far this year, up 6 percent from last year. Openings in Washington, DC exceeded 8,000, up 2 percent from the first three months of 2011. And in the Silicon Valley, nearly 6,000 new tech positions were posted, up 13 percent from the same period last year.

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