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The U.S. Telecommunications and Information Sector

Employment in Production of Services and Goods (Employment in 1,000s):
 
        2002 NAICS 1998   2000   2001   2002   4 Year Growth Compound Annual Growth
I. Telecommunications Industry
A. Services            
  1. Wired Telecommunications* 517110 652.1   719.2   732.2   662.4   1.58% 0.39%
a. Local Exchange Services            
b. Long-Distance Services            
c. Network Access            
  2. Wireless Telecommunications 517212 121.1   155.7   171.0   168.7   39.31% 8.64%
Sub-total   773.2   874.9   903.2   831.1    
B. Equipment            
  1. Telephone Apparatus 334210 105.6   106.5   97.2   70.6   -33.14% -9.58%
  2. Fiber-Optic Cable & Equipment** 334413, 335921,334417, 334515 359.0   376.8   381.0   335.1   -6.66% -1.71%
  3. Search & Navigation Equipment 334511 162.5   149.4   149.8   148.5   -8.62% -2.23%
Sub-total   627.1   632.7   628.0   554.2    
      TOTAL   1400.3   1507.6   1531.2   1385.3      
II. Information Industry
A. Services            
  1. Professional Computer Services*** 541511, 541512, 53242, 811212 848.1   1090.0   1131.5   1020.8   20.36% 4.74%
  2. Data Processing 518210 282.8   315.7   316.8   305.3   7.96% 1.93%
  3. Computer Facilities Management 541513 58.6   64.9   64.6   58.4   -0.34% -0.09%
  4. Internet Service Providers 518111 86.4   194.3   176.8   142.1   64.47% 13.25%
Sub-total   1275.9   1664.9   1689.7   1526.6    
B. Equipment            
  1. Computer Equipment & Peripherals 334111, 334112, 334113, 334418, 334119, 334613 381.2   365.3   347.0   306.7   -19.54% -5.29%
  2. Software 511210 214.9   260.6   268.9   256.0   19.13% 4.47%
Sub-total   596.1   625.9   615.9   562.7    
      TOTAL   1872.0   2290.8   2305.6   2089.3      
III. Electronic Mass Media Industry
A. Services            
  1. Cable TV & Other Pay TV 515210, 517510 177.9   213.7   224.8   220.9   24.17% 5.56%
  2. TV Broadcasting 515120 130.7   136.2   134.6   130.6   -0.08% -0.02%
  3. Radio Broadcasting 515111, 515112 115.0   116.6   114.5   110.3   -4.09% -1.04%
Sub-total   423.6   466.5   473.9   461.8    
B. Equipment            
  1. TV/Radio Communications Equipment 334220 110.8   107.3   102.5   89.1   -19.58% -5.30%
      TOTAL   534.4   573.8   576.4   550.9      
IV. U.S. Telecommunications and Information Sector   3806.7   4372.2   4413.2   4025.5   5.75% 1.41%
*Includes local exchange services, long distance services, network access, and other.
**Number does not include NAICS 334417 "Electronic Connector Manufacturing"
*** Number does not include NAICS 532420 "Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing"
Revenues from Services and Goods Produced (millions of dollars)1(revised 9/23/03):
         2002 NAICS 1998   2000   2001   3 Year Growth   Compound Annual Growth
I. Telecommunications Industry
A. Services              
  1. Wired Telecommunications 517110'2 227,868 ** 265,704 ** 264,062 ** 15.88%   5.04%
a. Local Exchange Service   66,981 ** 85,526 ** 87,813 ** 31.10%   9.45%
b. Long Distance Services   92,984 ** 97,677 ** 74,114 ** -20.29%   -7.28%
c. Network Access   45,257 ** 52,675 ** 50,096 ** 10.69%   3.44%
  2. Wireless Telecommunications 517212'3 42,363 ** 64,309 ** 82,870 ** 95.62%   25.07%
Sub-total   270,231   330,013   346,932      
B. Equipment              
  1. Telephone Apparatus 334210 41,791 *** 61,525 *** 51,099 *** 22.27%   6.93%
  2. Fiber-Optic Cable & Equipment 334413, 335921, 334417, 334515 96,916 *** 117,896 *** 85,587 *** -11.69%   -4.06%
  3. Search & Navigation Equipment 334511 33,264 *** 33,082 *** 35,345 *** 6.26%   2.04%
Sub-total   171,971   212,503   172,031      
      TOTAL   442,202   542,516   518,963        
II. Information Industry
A. Services              
  1. Professional Computer Services 541511, 541512, 53242, 811212 131,348 ** 169,105 ** 163,809 ** 24.71%   7.64%
  2. Data Processing 518210'4 32,588 ** 41,950 ** 46,848 ** 43.76%   12.86%
  3. Computer Facilities Management 541513 11,768 ** 16,207 ** 18,894 ** 60.55%   17.10%
  4. Internet Service Providers 518111'5 10,882 ** 26,577 ** 28,623 ** 163.03%   38.04%
Sub-total   186,586   253,839   258,174      
B. Equipment              
  1. Computer Equipment & Peripherals 334111, 334112, 334113, 334418, 334119, 334613 143,836 *** 141,918 *** 120,822 *** -16.00%   -5.65%
  2. Software 511210 72,098   88,042   90,622   25.69%   7.92%
Sub-total   215,934   229,960   211,444      
TOTAL 402,520   483,799   469,618      
III. Electronic Mass Media Industry
A. Services              
  1. Cable TV & Other Pay TV 515210, 517510 52,310 ** 67,930 ** 74,419 ** 42.27%   12.47%
  2. TV Broadcasting 515120 32,203 ** 37,858 ** 33,349 ** 3.56%   1.17%
  3. Radio Broadcasting 515111, 515112 11,587 ** 14,811 ** 13,728 ** 18.48%   5.81%
Sub-total   96,100   120,599   121,496      
B. Equipment              
  1. TV/Radio Communications Equipment 334220 40,139 *** 52,306 *** 45,334 *** 12.94%   4.14%
      TOTAL   136,239   172,905   166,830        
IV. U.S. Telecommunications and Information Sector 980,961   1,199,220   1,155,411   17.78%   5.61%
1  Revenues for Employer Firms.
2  Formerly 51331 in 1997 NAICS. The annual figures shown for this category include local exchange service, long distance service, network access, and other operating revenues.
3  Formerly 51332 in 1997 NAICS.
4  Formerly 51421 in 1997 NAICS.
5  Formerly 514191 in 1997 NAICS.
* Service Annual Survey 2000, Census Bureau.
** Service Annual Survey 2001, Census Bureau.
*** Annual Survey of Manufacturers: 2001, Census Bureau, Number represents Total Value of Shipments.
Appendix
Sources of Employment in Production of Services and Goods:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, updated as of August 22, 2003
Sources of Revenues from Services and Goods Produced:
Census Bureau, Service Annual Survey 2000, (Revenue)
 Table 3.3.10
"Local Service"
"Long-Distance Service"
"Network Access"
Census Bureau, Service Annual Survey 2001 (Revenue)
Table 3.0.2
"Software Publishers" NAICS 5112
"Radio Broadcasting" 1997 NAICS 51311
"Television Broadcasting" 1997 NAICS 51312
"Cable Networks and Program Distribution" 1997 NAICS 5132
"Wired Telecommunications" 1997 NAICS 51331
"Wireless Telecommunications" 1997 NAICS 51332
"On-Line information Services" (Internet Service Providers) 1997 NAICS 514191
"Data Processing Services" 1997 NAICS 5142
Table 3.3.11
"Local Service"
"Long-Distance Service"
"Network Access"
Table 5.2
"Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing" NAICS 53242
Table 6.2
"Custom Computer programming Services" NAICS 541511
"Computer Systems Design Services" NAICS 541512
"Computer Facilities Management Services" NAICS 541513
Table 10.2
"Computer and Office Machine Repaid and Maintenance" NAICS 811212
Annual Survey of Manufacturers: 2001 (Total value of Shipments)
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