Silicon Valley Pharma Employment Grew 32 Percent Between '01 and '08, New US Gov't Report Shows | GenomeWeb

By Alex Philippidis

San Francisco and five nearby counties saw a nearly 32-percent increase in the number of private-sector pharmaceutical jobs, and a 26-percent jump in private "scientific research" jobs largely in the life sciences, between 2001 and 2008, according to the inaugural annual series of employment reports released recently by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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