Quick, which ones are freelancers and which ones are full-timers? via flickr user Heather Buckley

Hear ye, hear ye! Brooklyn’s tech game is beating out every other borough. The Center for an Urban Future released a comprehensive analysis of the city’s tech sector, using research culled from the Department of Labor. Results show that our borough leads the city in growing tech sectors, with a stunning 83% increase in jobs over the past decade. We even trumped (sorry) Manhattan: the island came up second, with only a 79% increase in tech jobs. 

Look at us go! via Center for an Urban Future
Look at us go! via Center for an Urban Future

The report also shows that 36% Brooklyn’s tech workers were self-employed; the number of part-time freelancers in the sector has grown 103% in the past decade. Startups, anyone?

These statistics are especially impressive considering the borough is home to only 9% of the city’s total tech sector positions—Manhattan holds 83% of jobs in the field.

 

Related Articles

0

In news that won't come as a surprise to anyone who's got a friend (or is that friend) who moved to Brooklyn to be...

0

Sure everyone in New York is apparently a fashion designer, but they must be a bunch of damn hippies "doing what I love" and...

1

We all know about Brooklyn's reputation for handmade, locally-sourced artisan products. If that gin wasn't made in someone's bathtub, why, you may as well...

0

Sometimes it feels like the only thing Brooklyn leads the world in is rent costs spiraling out of control. Which, to be fair, is...

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Reply