Digital Economy Surges

"Information technology is responsible for more than a third (35%) of the nationís real economic growth. And by the year 2006 almost half the U.S. workforce will be employed by industries that are either major producers or users of IT products and services.

Workers in IT industries earned an average of 78% more than workers generally, in 1997. In terms of real dollars, an average IT worker's salary is $59,920 vs. $29,787 for non-technology workers.

The Internet economy Ö generated more than $300 billion dollars in revenue last year and was responsible for the creation of 1.2 million jobs."

(Source: CNN, June 1999)

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