Michigan had a net gain of 13,160 tech jobs in 2017, third only to California and Texas, according to the non-profit trade group Computing Technology Industry Association. California had a net gain of 43,600 tech jobs, Texas 13,390.

The group’s Cyberstates 2018 report, released last week, ranks Michigan ninth overall in net technology employment.

The report states that the technology sector contributes an estimated $34.7 billion — 7.5 percent — to the state’s overall economy.

“The continued growth of Michigan’s tech industry is encouraging and the Cyberstates ranking reaffirms Michigan’s place as a national leader in tech employment,” Gov. Rick Snyder said in a release.

“Through efforts like the Marshall Plan for Talent, Michigan is reinventing the way we develop, attract and invest in talent. We’re continuing to help Michiganders fill high-tech, high-salary and in-demand jobs as the IT field continues its rapid growth throughout our state.”

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