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Computer services and high-tech services in Canada
Nov 17, 2000

Computer services and high-tech services in Canada grew six times faster than the rest of the economy since 1992. Employment in the computer systems design and related services grew at an average 19% rate during the same time span. That is, 10 times the employment growth rate for the overall economy. In the second quarter of 2000, GDP in computer services grew 13.89% from the same quarter the year before. Employment, instead, cooled down from 32.5% growth in the second quarter of 1999 to a 2.7% growth rate in 2000.

Source: Statistics Canada “Services Indicators 2nd Quarter 2000” and featured article by Jamie Carson of the Service Industries Division of Statistics Canada titled “An updated look at the computer services”.

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