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This Eurostat report confirms the continuing growth in employment in high tech and knowledge intensive sectors of the EU economy. Employment in high tech services recorded an annual average growth rate of 6.1% for the 1996-2001 period, while employment in high tech and medium tech manufacturing remains fairly stable. Employment in knowledge intensive services now accounts for almost a third of the EU's total employment. A regional analysis shows that German regions had the highest rate of employment in high tech and medium tech manufacturing in 2001, while Inner London had the highest employment rate in knowledge intensive services.

The Statistics in Focus series is published regularly by Eurostat and provides up-to-date summaries of the main results of statistical surveys, studies and analyses. It consists of about four to eight pages per issue.

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Authors: LAAFIA I, Eurostat, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Statistics in Focus: Science and Technology - Theme 9 - Issue 4/2002, pp.8.
Availability: EUR-OP references: KS-NS-02-004-DE-C; KS-NS-02-004-EN-C; KS-NS-02-004-FR-C Statistics in Focus can be downloaded free of charge from the Eurostat web site:
ISBN: ISSN: 1609-5995
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