Table: Data Guide
The following charts accompany each industry outlook:
Shows industry performance, 1998-2002
Gives Economy.com's estimate of value added per worker. This "value-added" approach avoids counting the same sales twice. For example, it excludes the wholesale cost of goods sold by retailers.
Total number of workers.
BusinessWeek has assigned each industry a grade, summing up the outlook for growth and profits. There is also forecast data for output and output growth, also provided by Economy.com.