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Computer use most prevalent in finance industry

October 31, 2002

Among private-sector industries, workers in the finance, insurance, and real estate industry had the highest rate of computer use (81.4 percent) in September 2001.

Computer use at work by industry, private sector, 2001 (percent of employed persons)
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The next highest rate (59.2 percent, in services) was more than 20 percentage points lower than the rate in finance, insurance, and real estate. The average rate of computer use for private industries was 51.2 percent.

The computer-use rate was lowest in agriculture (22.6 percent) and construction (21.3 percent).

This information is from a supplement to the Current Population Survey. Find more information in "Computer and Internet Use at Work in 2001," news release USDL 02-601.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Computer use most prevalent in finance industry at (visited June 24, 2024).

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