Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bismarck, ND MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Bismarck, ND MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in North Dakota.

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SOC Major Groups in the Bismarck, ND MSA:

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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,590 $19.77 $23.08 $48,000 3.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 250 $38.58 $39.67 $82,500 5.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,250 $20.86 $24.24 $50,420 4.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (5) $16.85 $17.00 $35,360 4.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $35.66 $28.35 $58,970 18.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $24.50 $30.18 $62,780 11.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $14.75 $16.81 $34,960 16.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 150 $15.55 $16.62 $34,580 6.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $20.23 $21.80 $45,350 6.7 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 60 $20.92 $23.16 $48,160 4.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 50 $19.99 $23.81 $49,530 8.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 30 $15.69 $18.11 $37,660 9.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $19.62 $21.06 $43,810 11.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 320 $10.81 $12.30 $25,590 7.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 $22.21 $22.32 $46,430 3.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $18.09 $17.29 $35,960 14.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,150 $16.37 $17.30 $35,980 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 40 $13.56 $13.40 $27,870 3.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 70 $16.10 $17.89 $37,220 8.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 130 $15.43 $16.09 $33,470 6.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 60 $15.53 $16.09 $33,460 4.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $18.82 $20.69 $43,030 14.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 500 $17.26 $18.16 $37,770 3.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) 40 $20.11 $19.40 $40,360 3.8 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) (5) $12.92 $13.18 $27,420 2.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $19.52 $19.87 $41,330 4.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1,090 $17.89 $18.54 $38,550 1.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 40 $12.17 $12.26 $25,490 6.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 360 $21.46 $21.98 $45,710 2.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators (5) $15.06 $15.08 $31,360 6.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 890 $16.48 $17.50 $36,410 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $12.06 $12.12 $25,210 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (5) $15.07 $15.10 $31,420 4.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 540 $16.70 $17.72 $36,850 4.8 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 40 $21.87 $23.50 $48,870 2.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $12.44 $13.14 $27,320 2.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 100 $14.86 $13.44 $27,950 4.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $12.28 $12.32 $25,620 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $9.64 $9.69 $20,150 4.4 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 180 $16.16 $17.73 $36,880 6.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2,560 $12.71 $13.21 $27,470 10.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $7.36 $7.63 $15,880 4.7 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 40 $14.23 $14.70 $30,580 1.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) (5) (2) (2) $18,910 2.1 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 510 $13.06 $14.15 $29,440 5.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (5) $8.14 $7.98 $16,590 7.2 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) (5) $13.45 $14.97 $31,140 5.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 70 $18.66 $19.73 $41,040 4.5 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $15.93 $16.04 $33,360 3.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers (5) $17.44 $18.57 $38,630 5.9 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 1,980 $15.71 $20.06 $41,720 13.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 110 $23.89 $25.15 $52,320 3.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 50 $17.54 $16.43 $34,170 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $15.85 $15.88 $33,030 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 70 $11.65 $11.81 $24,560 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) (5) $18.79 $19.20 $39,940 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) (5) $11.92 $11.87 $24,680 1.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $9.40 $10.18 $21,180 6.5 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,430 $7.98 $8.61 $17,910 8.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $7.72 $7.73 $16,070 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 670 $7.72 $7.67 $15,960 1.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $11.76 $11.77 $24,470 3.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 $8.67 $8.87 $18,450 4.5 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,050 $12.15 $12.85 $26,740 12.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) 330 $7.53 $7.65 $15,920 5.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5,700 $6.27 $6.42 $13,350 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 450 $7.78 $7.95 $16,530 3.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 $7.61 $7.61 $15,820 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.36 $6.33 $13,160 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 190 $8.56 $8.60 $17,880 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 160 $7.24 $7.31 $15,200 2.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $6.97 $7.06 $14,690 3.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (5) $5.98 $5.81 $12,090 4.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 450 $6.38 $6.39 $13,300 2.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 1,490 $6.15 $6.15 $12,790 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 110 $6.21 $6.19 $12,870 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 1,100 $5.95 $5.84 $12,150 1.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) (5) $6.25 $6.50 $13,520 3.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) (5) $6.02 $5.96 $12,410 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 280 $6.27 $6.51 $13,550 4.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 230 $6.06 $5.95 $12,370 2.3 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,160 $7.30 $7.93 $16,500 5.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $11.30 $12.39 $25,780 18.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 1,200 $7.28 $7.61 $15,820 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 390 $6.07 $6.16 $12,800 1.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $7.54 $8.13 $16,900 7.9 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (3) (5) $7.51 $7.26 $15,100 3.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,450 $7.15 $7.70 $16,020 4.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (5) $13.57 $12.50 $26,010 7.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 280 $6.10 $6.31 $13,120 4.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $8.31 $8.99 $18,700 7.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 200 $6.04 $5.82 $12,100 3.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 5,590 $7.41 $10.35 $21,520 6.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 450 $10.21 $11.69 $24,320 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $13.32 $14.72 $30,610 7.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 1,150 $6.25 $6.56 $13,650 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 210 $6.29 $6.76 $14,060 5.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 170 $12.51 $12.15 $25,270 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 2,120 $6.70 $8.27 $17,200 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) (5) $14.93 $17.22 $35,820 8.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 60 $12.09 $16.25 $33,800 18.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (5) $27.18 $40.40 $84,020 8.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) (5) $11.40 $10.45 $21,730 7.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 60 $19.88 $21.44 $44,600 4.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 500 $14.78 $15.20 $31,620 7.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 60 $6.83 $6.92 $14,390 6.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) 30 $17.82 $17.24 $35,860 10.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10,780 $9.63 $11.07 $23,020 5.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 570 $13.84 $17.17 $35,710 5.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 40 $8.00 $8.20 $17,060 4.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) (5) $9.81 $10.69 $22,240 4.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 840 $9.46 $9.55 $19,860 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 50 $11.43 $13.08 $27,210 8.8 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 500 $7.81 $7.88 $16,400 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 680 $13.58 $13.05 $27,150 8.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 90 $6.59 $6.89 $14,330 2.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) (5) $6.57 $6.73 $13,990 1.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) (5) $10.06 $10.32 $21,470 6.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $8.11 $9.59 $19,950 9.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) (5) $12.55 $12.86 $26,750 4.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 340 $7.65 $7.97 $16,580 2.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) 70 $11.92 $12.10 $25,170 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 70 $12.39 $13.31 $27,690 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 90 $12.51 $13.94 $28,990 7.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 270 $7.26 $7.77 $16,150 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 330 $7.61 $8.55 $17,790 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 690 $11.88 $12.67 $26,360 3.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 150 $11.12 $10.88 $22,620 5.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) (5) $8.64 $8.62 $17,930 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,220 $9.53 $9.65 $20,070 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 100 $10.46 $10.80 $22,460 4.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 110 $8.10 $8.20 $17,060 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) (5) $9.18 $8.86 $18,420 3.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) (5) $7.97 $8.15 $16,950 4.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General (5) $7.32 $7.56 $15,720 5.1 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) (5) $9.83 $9.95 $20,690 3.1 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,540 $12.39 $13.44 $27,960 5.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 130 $16.22 $19.11 $39,750 8.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 320 $12.17 $12.69 $26,390 7.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 300 $9.34 $9.68 $20,130 6.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 150 $13.77 $14.13 $29,380 3.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 190 $16.43 $18.40 $38,260 9.7 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) (5) $11.41 $11.08 $23,040 5.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) (5) $12.31 $12.65 $26,320 5.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) (5) $8.71 $8.61 $17,920 5.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 50 $11.76 $11.07 $23,030 4.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) (5) $12.92 $12.88 $26,800 2.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,940 $12.71 $13.78 $28,670 4.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $14.95 $15.25 $31,730 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (5) $14.60 $14.76 $30,700 11.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $14.97 $15.38 $31,990 6.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $18.64 $17.66 $36,740 5.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 340 $11.96 $12.52 $26,050 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 90 $13.08 $13.75 $28,590 3.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (3) (5) $12.28 $12.78 $26,590 7.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (5) $9.02 $8.28 $17,220 8.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 40 $8.53 $9.28 $19,290 6.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) (5) $13.24 $15.23 $31,680 11.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 260 $9.44 $10.30 $21,420 3.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $20.12 $21.07 $43,820 3.7 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) 50 $8.85 $9.00 $18,720 4.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 1,650 $8.32 $9.26 $19,250 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 70 $14.36 $15.29 $31,800 6.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 70 $6.85 $6.91 $14,360 4.9 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 30 $7.70 $8.44 $17,560 7.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (5) $11.48 $10.40 $21,630 4.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $8.45 $8.48 $17,640 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 40 $11.65 $11.96 $24,880 7.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (5) $7.10 $7.14 $14,850 5.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 80 $12.89 $12.89 $26,820 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $7.62 $7.61 $15,820 3.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $6.15 $6.07 $12,620 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (5) $7.87 $8.01 $16,650 6.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3,210 $10.60 $11.26 $23,430 4.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 30 $16.59 $19.26 $40,070 11.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) (5) $6.86 $6.84 $14,220 3.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 170 $10.35 $11.03 $22,930 4.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 860 $12.41 $13.11 $27,260 6.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) (5) $6.99 $6.83 $14,210 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 70 $14.58 $13.44 $27,960 5.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 280 $6.38 $7.16 $14,900 8.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 420 $8.33 $9.41 $19,570 7.0 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(2) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

(5) = Estimates not released due to high relative standard error.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.



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1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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