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Most common uses for computers at work

September 02, 2005

The most commonly reported task for the 77 million workers who used a computer at work in October 2003 was accessing the Internet or using e-mail.

Type of computer activity at work, October 2003 (percent of those who used a computer at work)
[Chart data—TXT]

Three-quarters of workers who used a computer on the job said they used a computer to connect to the Internet or use e-mail. About two-thirds reported they used a computer for word processing or desktop publishing. Other common uses included spreadsheets or databases and calendar or scheduling. To a lesser extent, computers were used for graphics or design and programming.

This information is from a special supplement to the October 2003 Current Population Survey. Find more information in "Computer and Internet Use at Work in 2003" news release USDL 05-1457.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Most common uses for computers at work on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/aug/wk5/art05.htm (visited November 20, 2019).


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