Occupational variation in computer use

June 04, 2003

More workers in managerial and professional specialty occupations use a computer on the job more than do workers in any other occupation.

Computer use at work, by occupation, September 2001 (percent)
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In September 2001, 80 percent of managers and professionals used computers at work, compared with 54 percent of all workers. Those in farming, forestry, and fishing occupations were least likely to use a computer—only 19 percent used one on the job.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. More information on computer use at work can be found in "Computer and Internet or e-mail use at work by occupational group, September 2001," (PDF 31K), Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Spring 2003.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Occupational variation in computer use on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/jun/wk1/art03.htm (visited October 30, 2014).

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