The information sector processes, produces and distributes data as well as various informational and cultural products. Technological advances have reduced employment within the sector, primarily in print-based publishing, broadcasting and telecommunications. In 2016, information contributed $55.3 billion to the Texas economy. Women account for 37 percent of the state’s 202,000 jobs in this sector.
This industry contributed
to the state GDP in 2016.
Jobs held by Texas women in this industry
These jobs generate additional business activities that ultimately support more than 187,000 jobs in other industries of the Texas economy.
Sources: BEA, Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Number of Jobs
Average Annual Earnings
|Women's Jobs||Women's Share of Total Jobs|
|Publishing Industries (except Internet)||39,072||$112,283||16,735||43%|
|Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries||24,761||$38,184||9,883||40%|
|Broadcasting (except Internet)||16,047||$82,290||6,487||40%|
|Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services||32,695||$126,263||12,490||38%|
|Other Information Services||7,691||$90,125||3,510||46%|
From 2010 to 2016, the average monthly earnings of women in information rose by 22 percent, outpacing the growth in the average monthly earnings of Texas women in all sectors of the economy.
Texas women in information earned an average of $5,365 per month, the fourth-highest average monthly wage, behind women working in the mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, management of companies and enterprises and utilities.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
|Occupation||Women’s Share Total Jobs|
|Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, except Line Installers||11%|
|Customer Service Representatives||67%|
|Sales Representatives, Services, All Other||36%|
|Software Developers, Applications||21%|
|Computer User Support Specialists||27%|
...in all other industries of the Texas economy
Sources: Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
While the demand for information has risen dramatically, technological advances have made the internet the preferred mode for its consumption. Within the information sector, women hold the highest share of total employment in establishments that facilitate the exchange of information through the internet. Texas women working in information generate additional business activities that ultimately support about 187,000 jobs in other industries throughout the state economy.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.