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September 08, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

High-tech employment in Silicon Valley, 2001 and 2008

Employment in Silicon Valley high-tech industries, 2001 and 2008
Industry Employment
2001 2008

Silicon Valley high-tech industries (total)

521,963 435,826

Communication equipment manufacturing

19,524 11,583


8,349 12,503


11,189 14,728

Software publishers

32,801 25,661

Control instrument manufacturing

39,710 27,541

Computer equipment manufacturing

57,833 42,893


49,897 43,032

Internet, telecommunications, data processing

67,317 49,810

Scientific research

40,756 51,361

Semiconductor manufacturing

87,424 57,490

Computer system design

107,163 99,224

These data featured in the TED article, High-tech employment in Silicon Valley, 2001 and 2008.



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