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October 14, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment in Silicon Valley high-tech businesses, 20002009

Employment in Silicon Valley high-tech businesses, by industry, 2000—2009
Industry Total Employment Percent change
2000 2009

Computer systems designs and related services

9,770 2,793 -71.4

Businesses operating in multiple industries

1,195 1,927 61.2

Internet, telecommunications, and data processing

7,045 1,161 -83.5

Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing

1,172 975 -16.8

Semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing

3,168 914 -71.2

Architecture and engineering services

1,601 554 -65.4

Software publishers

1,454 420 -71.1

Scientific research and development services

784 195 -75.1

Electronic instrument manufacturing

717 155 -78.4

Communications equipment manufacturing

231 0 -100.0

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment in Silicon Valley high-tech businesses, 20002009.



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