AeA, the trade association representing the high-tech industry, released its ninth annual Cyberstates report detailing national and state trends in high-tech employment, wages, exports, and other key economic factors. The report, "Cyberstates 2006: A Complete State-by-State Overview of the High-Technology Industry," covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The report shows that in 2005, the high-tech industry added some 61,000 net jobs for a total of 5.6 million in the United States. This growth is an important first step in the turnaround of the high-tech industry, and represents a significant change from a previous four-year decline.

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