October 30, 2002
The most common use for a computer at work in September 2001 was to access the Internet or to use e-mail.
Of the 72.3 million workers who used a computer on the job, 71.8 percent said that they used the computer to connect to the Internet or use e-mail. Other common uses included word processing (67.0 percent), working with spreadsheets or databases (62.3 percent), and calendar or scheduling (52.9 percent). Less commonly reported uses were graphics and design (28.8 percent) and programming (15.2 percent).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Reasons for computer use at work on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/oct/wk4/art03.htm (visited May 23, 2013).
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