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Table 4. Type of computer activity at work by occupation and industry, October 2003


     Table 4.  Type of computer activity at work by occupation and industry, October 2003
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                               Employed               Percent who used a computer for:             
                                               persons                                                             
                                               who used                                                            
                                                  a        Word                                                    
             Occupation and industry           computer  process-            Calendar  Spread-                     
                                               at work    ing or   Internet     or    sheets or  Graphics  Program-
                                              (in thou-  desktop  or e-mail   sched-  databases  or design   ming  
                                                sands)   publish-             uling                                 
                                                           ing                                                     
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                    OCCUPATION                                                                                     
                                                                                                                   
         Total, 16 years and over............   76,986     67.6      75.2      56.8      64.2      29.7      16.4  
      Management, professional, and related                                                                        
        occupations..........................   38,398     76.9      84.4      63.0      70.7      37.6      20.6  
        Management, business, and financial                                                                        
          operations occupations.............   15,842     79.9      88.0      69.1      79.8      35.8      18.4  
        Professional and related                                                                                   
          occupations........................   22,556     74.8      81.8      58.7      64.4      38.9      22.1  
      Service occupations....................    6,025     55.0      57.9      48.5      48.5      19.9      11.9  
      Sales and office occupations...........   23,874     63.8      71.2      53.9      62.3      22.1      11.6  
        Sales and related occupations........    9,577     60.6      72.6      53.3      61.0      26.2      11.6  
        Office and administrative support                                                                          
          occupations........................   14,297     66.0      70.2      54.3      63.1      19.4      11.6  
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                         
        maintenance occupations..............    3,965     51.4      63.0      44.0      53.3      23.0      15.7  
        Farming, fishing, and forestry                                                                             
          occupations........................      140     54.6      56.9      39.7      54.8      19.5       6.1  
        Construction and extraction                                                                                
          occupations........................    1,589     60.9      65.8      43.9      56.6      25.9      12.8  
        Installation, maintenance, and repair                                                                      
          occupations........................    2,237     44.4      61.3      44.3      50.8      21.1      18.3  
      Production, transportation, and                                                                              
        material moving occupations..........    4,723     41.3      53.5      43.1      49.9      21.4      13.4  
        Production occupations...............    2,878     42.0      54.8      43.0      52.4      25.9      14.9  
        Transportation and material moving                                                                         
          occupations........................    1,845     40.3      51.4      43.3      46.0      14.4      11.1  
                                                                                                                   
                     INDUSTRY                                                                                      
                                                                                                                   
         Total, 16 years and over............   76,986     67.6      75.2      56.8      64.2      29.7      16.4  
      Private wage and salary workers........   57,855     65.0      73.5      57.5      64.4      27.8      16.8  
        Agriculture and related industries...      299     64.4      62.7      38.5      57.6      14.2       9.2  
        Nonagricultural industries...........   57,557     65.0      73.5      57.6      64.4      27.9      16.8  
          Mining.............................      221     66.4      75.0      55.1      76.9      35.7      12.7  
          Construction.......................    2,304     70.8      74.6      52.6      67.0      30.6      15.2  
          Manufacturing......................    8,521     63.2      75.3      60.2      70.5      35.2      22.0  
            Durable goods....................    5,540     64.1      75.7      61.4      71.5      36.5      24.4  
            Nondurable goods.................    2,981     61.5      74.6      57.7      68.6      32.6      17.5  
          Wholesale and retail trade.........    9,998     52.8      64.1      49.6      58.8      20.4      12.5  
          Transportation and utilities.......    2,462     54.4      70.7      56.8      60.1      24.4      15.1  
          Information........................    2,493     73.2      87.0      64.2      70.6      38.1      23.9  
          Financial activities...............    7,328     71.0      83.6      61.2      72.0      24.3      15.8  
          Professional and business                                                                                
            services.........................    7,850     75.8      83.5      65.6      74.1      36.2      24.1  
          Education and health services......   10,620     66.1      68.7      56.1      54.8      23.4      13.1  
          Leisure and hospitality............    3,126     56.3      58.0      53.4      54.2      21.7      10.9  
          Other services.....................    2,635     71.0      72.4      56.8      61.9      34.1      16.1  
     Government workers......................   13,773     76.2      81.0      56.2      64.0      33.8      15.1  
       Federal...............................    2,198     70.8      79.9      57.0      68.5      31.6      17.0  
       State.................................    4,234     79.4      86.5      60.2      68.3      35.6      17.5  
       Local.................................    7,341     75.9      78.2      53.7      60.1      33.4      13.1  
     Self-employed and unpaid family                                                                               
        workers..............................    5,357     74.3      79.0      50.9      62.8      39.4      16.1  

       NOTE:  Data refer to computer use on the sole or primary job.  The percentage of persons who use computers
     for various activities may exceed 100 percent as persons may report multiple activities.






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