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Tech-Fueled Job Boom Spreads Beyond San Francisco’s Nerds

Nerds are no longer the only ones benefiting from the innovation boom.

Having left the heavy-lifting to technology companies until early this year, San Francisco’s non-tech employers are playing a growing role in the city’s labor recovery. Positions in everything from retail to construction to hospitality now comprise about 75 percent of the city’s job growth, helping the Northern Californian hub add jobs at among the fastest rates in the nation and reduce its unemployment rate to 6.5 percent.