NOLA #2 for Women’s Share of Tech Jobs


A new report from The Brookings Institution has determined that Greater New Orleans is #2 in the country for women’s share of computer and math occupations, amongst large cities (employed population of 500,000+). In the New Orleans metro, 31.9% of these tech jobs are held by women, second only to Sacramento, California. This continues the trend of Greater New Orleans as a leader in “inclusive innovation.” The Top 10 metros for women’s share of computer and math occupations are:

1) Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA – 33.4%
2) New Orleans-Metairie, LA – 31.9%
3) Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD – 30.9%
4) Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV – 30.7%
5) Memphis, TN-MS-AR – 30.7%
6) Richmond, VA – 30.3%
7) Birmingham-Hoover, AL – 28.3%
8) Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI – 28.0%
9) Providence-Warwick, RI-MA – 27.8%
10) Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI – 27.6%

You can read the entire report here.
You can download the data set here.