While Gordon Brown’s “Digital Britain Report” came and went with little fanfare, I discovered an interesting US statistic relevant to how important the web is to the US economy.
“The Internet employs 1.2 million people directly to conduct advertising and commerce, build and maintain the infrastructure, and facilitate its use. Each Internet job supports approximately 1.54 additional jobs elsewhere in the economy, for a total of 3.05 million, or roughly 2%, of employed Americans. The dollar value of their wages is about $300 billion or around 2% of U.S. GDP.
I am trying to discover the UK’s stats