Subject: Re: need source for an oft-quoted stat
From: Laurent GUERBY <laurent@guerby.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 00:48:48 +0100

May be the US Bureau of Labor Statistics can help.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t14.htm

Is far to coarse grained

It looks like by parsing all the pages from
http://www.bls.gov/oes/1999/oessrci.htm
the number of IT related jobs in non service industry (SIC 737) could be
extracted, that would give the number of IT people that
we're sure do not work for proprietary
software editors.

Then within SIC 737 I see no way to extract editor employment.

But may be it is possible to get finer grained statistics or find
helpful public servants in BLS for US citizens.

Laurent