Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing is part of: NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing:


NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 66,520 100.00% $18.33 $21.32 $44,340 1.3 %
Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,180 4.78% $47.43 $53.78 $111,850 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 0.36% $76.22 $79.47 $165,300 5.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 880 1.32% $54.80 $62.70 $130,410 3.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 0.08% $47.32 $48.05 $99,940 3.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 240 0.36% $47.98 $52.39 $108,970 3.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 0.08% $40.11 $43.49 $90,460 6.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 0.14% $44.45 $46.50 $96,720 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 330 0.50% $48.10 $55.33 $115,080 5.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 0.09% $38.12 $38.89 $80,890 3.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 0.06% $41.44 $41.09 $85,470 3.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 710 1.07% $40.90 $43.97 $91,460 2.3 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 0.18% $38.06 $40.42 $84,080 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 250 0.38% $46.19 $47.70 $99,220 2.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 0.09% $42.98 $42.68 $88,770 4.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,700 2.56% $26.36 $27.79 $57,800 1.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 410 0.62% $24.24 $25.35 $52,730 1.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 0.09% $20.25 $22.22 $46,220 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 0.06% $25.59 $24.65 $51,280 3.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 0.14% $27.27 $28.30 $58,870 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 0.08% $23.22 $24.25 $50,450 3.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 0.12% $25.02 $28.12 $58,500 4.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 0.06% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 170 0.26% $28.32 $31.94 $66,430 8.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 660 0.99% $27.34 $28.03 $58,310 1.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 540 0.81% $28.94 $29.67 $61,710 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 0.06% $30.45 $30.09 $62,600 2.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 70 0.11% $31.06 $33.24 $69,130 5.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 0.18% $21.74 $22.49 $46,770 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 0.08% $33.36 $33.35 $69,380 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 0.26% $30.37 $30.83 $64,130 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 0.06% $30.47 $30.28 $62,980 2.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,150 3.23% $29.84 $31.44 $65,380 2.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 0.11% $35.55 $35.84 $74,550 2.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 0.09% $35.38 $35.56 $73,960 3.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 530 0.80% $33.64 $34.48 $71,730 1.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 440 0.66% $35.20 $38.75 $80,600 6.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 220 0.33% $34.03 $34.49 $71,750 2.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 0.05% $23.64 $24.21 $50,360 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 210 0.32% $22.71 $23.38 $48,620 4.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 0.06% $21.19 $21.86 $45,460 2.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 270 0.41% $21.22 $21.97 $45,700 1.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 70 0.11% $19.65 $20.69 $43,030 8.8 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 70 0.11% $23.34 $22.62 $47,050 3.8 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 860 1.29% $22.92 $26.49 $55,090 3.8 %
19-2031 Chemists 250 0.38% $34.02 $34.30 $71,340 3.9 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 40 0.06% $42.62 $46.83 $97,410 6.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 420 0.63% $19.82 $20.17 $41,950 3.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 0.08% $20.71 $21.01 $43,690 3.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 50 0.08% $20.75 $21.38 $44,480 5.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40 0.06% $22.94 $25.26 $52,540 3.2 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 220 0.33% $28.47 $28.35 $58,970 4.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 180 0.27% $28.42 $28.35 $58,970 5.4 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 30 0.05% $30.93 $29.48 $61,310 6.6 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 200 0.30% $12.95 $14.19 $29,520 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 180 0.27% $12.38 $13.26 $27,570 2.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 270 0.41% $13.45 $13.52 $28,120 2.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 270 0.41% $13.43 $13.47 $28,010 2.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,690 2.54% $31.61 $36.69 $76,320 6.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 0.21% $39.17 $45.63 $94,920 7.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 0.17% $28.60 $30.85 $64,170 7.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,350 2.03% $31.64 $36.52 $75,960 7.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 60 0.09% $33.88 $35.90 $74,680 3.7 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6,500 9.77% $16.81 $17.84 $37,110 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 390 0.59% $26.83 $27.35 $56,900 1.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 190 0.29% $15.95 $16.55 $34,430 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 650 0.98% $17.36 $17.75 $36,920 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 0.24% $17.67 $17.96 $37,360 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 240 0.36% $15.68 $16.11 $33,510 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 530 0.80% $17.99 $18.67 $38,840 1.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 50 0.08% $15.32 $15.96 $33,210 9.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 0.15% $17.92 $18.39 $38,240 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 110 0.17% $13.61 $13.64 $28,370 2.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 840 1.26% $20.75 $21.41 $44,540 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,260 1.89% $15.19 $16.18 $33,660 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 420 0.63% $13.89 $14.60 $30,370 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 0.11% $16.60 $16.47 $34,250 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 340 0.51% $18.50 $19.06 $39,640 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 340 0.51% $14.87 $15.12 $31,440 4.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 170 0.26% $17.81 $17.81 $37,040 3.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 500 0.75% $14.67 $14.59 $30,340 2.3 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,320 1.98% $24.06 $25.06 $52,120 5.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 60 0.09% $26.89 $28.73 $59,760 6.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 0.24% (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2111 Electricians 810 1.22% $24.11 $25.26 $52,530 4.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) (8) $36.38 $32.47 $67,540 11.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,500 8.27% $20.96 $21.47 $44,660 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 0.63% $29.12 $29.38 $61,120 1.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 0.12% $23.93 $24.28 $50,500 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 0.11% $20.18 $21.71 $45,150 11.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 0.05% $21.15 $21.04 $43,750 3.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,900 2.86% $20.26 $20.92 $43,510 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,000 3.01% $20.07 $20.02 $41,630 1.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 420 0.63% $19.76 $20.05 $41,710 2.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 440 0.66% $22.84 $23.54 $48,970 3.1 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 50 0.08% $22.63 $22.43 $46,650 4.8 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 36,100 54.27% $16.94 $17.85 $37,120 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,220 4.84% $24.45 $25.68 $53,420 1.1 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 1,460 2.19% $14.94 $14.88 $30,940 2.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 0.20% $14.36 $14.06 $29,230 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,140 1.71% $13.89 $15.64 $32,530 9.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 520 0.78% $16.81 $17.70 $36,810 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6,460 9.71% $16.07 $16.44 $34,200 2.0 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 820 1.23% $18.09 $18.87 $39,240 4.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,160 1.74% $16.69 $16.32 $33,950 1.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,370 2.06% $15.67 $16.22 $33,740 5.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 0.23% $16.35 $16.48 $34,290 6.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 760 1.14% $16.08 $16.51 $34,350 3.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $17.44 $17.77 $36,960 2.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 0.29% $20.18 $20.19 $42,000 3.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,110 1.67% $19.78 $20.30 $42,220 4.0 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 2,830 4.25% $17.63 $17.91 $37,250 2.4 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 1,480 2.22% $15.89 $16.13 $33,540 2.1 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 140 0.21% $17.76 $18.48 $38,430 5.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 0.53% $18.62 $20.28 $42,180 6.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 780 1.17% $14.47 $15.33 $31,880 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 830 1.25% $16.51 $18.44 $38,360 4.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 0.12% $18.11 $18.13 $37,710 4.1 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,030 1.55% $14.98 $15.55 $32,340 5.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 0.36% $15.23 $15.28 $31,770 3.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 50 0.08% $17.57 $17.70 $36,820 3.2 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 700 1.05% $17.89 $18.68 $38,850 3.1 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 100 0.15% $30.78 $29.15 $60,620 4.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 0.14% $18.04 $18.99 $39,500 5.1 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 240 0.36% $19.88 $19.92 $41,440 3.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 520 0.78% $15.03 $15.17 $31,560 5.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 0.24% $16.38 $15.60 $32,440 6.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 0.09% $11.57 $12.43 $25,850 5.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 0.23% $17.22 $16.61 $34,550 2.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 0.23% $16.14 $16.39 $34,080 7.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 0.06% $17.46 $16.31 $33,930 4.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 610 0.92% $18.21 $17.93 $37,280 3.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,030 3.05% $17.29 $17.96 $37,370 3.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 610 0.92% $13.66 $13.89 $28,900 3.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $14.32 $15.59 $32,430 8.5 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 0.06% $17.55 $17.62 $36,640 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,970 2.96% $13.11 $13.77 $28,630 2.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 670 1.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6,250 9.40% $15.10 $16.28 $33,870 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 0.30% $22.06 $23.18 $48,210 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 0.17% $25.82 $25.48 $53,010 2.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 410 0.62% $18.11 $18.95 $39,410 3.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) (8) $13.78 $14.05 $29,230 2.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 310 0.47% $19.34 $20.03 $41,670 3.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 0.12% $16.86 $16.23 $33,750 7.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,300 3.46% $14.98 $15.88 $33,030 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 0.17% $12.04 $16.62 $34,570 16.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,690 2.54% $14.34 $15.42 $32,070 5.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 380 0.57% $13.85 $14.55 $30,270 4.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 470 0.71% $11.69 $12.61 $26,230 3.9 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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