stats these stats are meaningless to the consumer/worker.. if you looked at deployment, availability, speeds and prices.. you'd see totally different rankings. tech infrastructure in and of itself isn't an indicator of a successful job market. low cost of living, low taxes and high wages are indictors of success. what you have in this list are a bunch of mediocrity/and or failures at the top of the list. the USA doesn't have much to be proud of in job growth and support of the economy many aspects of innovation in technology are in a downturn/cycle.