It was one of just three states to lose high-tech jobs in the year, the most recent year state-by-state data was available.
Michigan had 176,100 tech jobs, down about 1,500. Colorado lost 900 jobs and Delaware lost 300.
Michigan’s total high-tech payroll of $13.2 billion ranked 13th in the U.S.
The state gained 500 jobs related to computer systems design and 400 related to electronic components, but saw losses in engineering services (1,800), R&D and testing (600) and telecommunications (200).
Nationally, tech jobs increased for the second consecutive year in 2006, adding 139,000 jobs for a total of about 5.8 million.
California added 21,4000 jobs for a total of 940,700, with Texas adding 13,700 jobs, Virginia 9,800, New Jersey 8,500 and New Mexico 6,700.
In Michigan, high-tech firms employed 49 of every 1,000 private-sector workers, and they had average earnings of $75,200, which was 79 percent more than Michigan’s average private-sector wage.