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Employment in KIS is growing strongly in all Member States, whereas high tech and medium-high tech manufacturing sectors are on an upward trend in most Acceding Countries. In 2002 there were 163 million people employed in the EU, of which 7.4 % were employed in high tech and medium-high tech manufacturing sectors and 33.3 % in knowledge-intensive services (KIS). All Acceding Countries show a KIS share of total employment that is below the EU average. Within the present EU, there are large regional differences in the rates of employment in high-tech manufacturing.

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: STRACK G, Eurostat, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Statistics in Focus: Science and Technology - Theme 9 - Issue 10/2003, 8pp.
Availability: EUR-OP references: KS-NS-03-0660-DE-N; KS-NS-03-010-EN-N ; KS-NS-03-010-FR-N Statistics in Focus can be downloaded free of charge from the Eurostat web site:
ISBN: ISSN: 1609-5895
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