Apr 26, 2024 - News

Mapped: AI job growth

New AI jobs posted per 100k people, Q1 2024
Data: UMD-LinkUp AIMaps; Note: AI job defined as a job requiring technical skills to build and/or use AI models; A bigger circle indicates more new jobs per capita; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

The DSM metro added 68 new AI jobs in the first quarter of 2024.

Why it matters: As AI emerges as the hottest new thing in tech, cities outside Silicon Valley have a chance to get in on the action — and reap the potentially lucrative rewards, Axios' Alex Fitzpatrick and Kevya Beheraj write.

By the numbers: With 9.6 new AI job listings per 100,000 residents, DSM placed 37th among cities with at least 500,000 residents.

  • That's ahead of Madison (3.7), Omaha (5.5) and Kansas City (8.3).
  • San Jose (142.4), Seattle (74.4) and San Francisco (49.3) had the most.

The intrigue: DSM's AI jobs have grown from 63 total new AI jobs created in 2018 to 249 last year.

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