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A Better Measure of the Sector

                       JOBS
                                          1996 EMPLOYMENT
                                             (MILLIONS)
CORE INDUSTRIES: Computers, software,
 and communications                             3.8

ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES: High-tech sales,
 repairs, and a portion of management
 consulting and temporary agencies              1.8

REST OF THE ECONOMY: Programmers, network
 technicians, and other high-tech workers       3.5

TOTAL HIGH-TECH JOBS                            9.1


                      OUTPUT

MAJOR HIGH-TECH                        HIGH-TECH SECTOR
COMPONENTS OF GDP:                (Billions of 1996 Dollars)*

Business and consumer                1988        $215.7
spending on computers,               1989         229.2
peripherals, and                     1990         237.2
communications equipment;            1991         243.2
net exports of information           1992         268.0
technology; consumer spending        1993         289.1
on telephone service and             1994         322.3
cable television; investment         1995         365.0
in telecom structures                1996         420.3

*Chain-Weighted

DATA: BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, BUSINESS WEEK


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