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Table 1 Number of different tools and tool families used, by major occupation.

From: Using tools to distinguish general and occupation-specific skills

  Category definition Full sample Professionals Sales, service and administrative Blue collar
Number of tools   57.7 93.6 28.3 78.4
Number of tool families   13.0 18.4 8.7 16.0
Job-specific tools Number of tools used by 0–2% of other workers 22.8 48.6 9.0 23.0
General tools Number of tools used by 15+% of other workers 9.9 11.3 8.1 11.9
  1. Figures show the average number of tools used per worker, weighted by 2010 ACS employment totals