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Table 4 Mean values of task indices, by tool segment.

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

Segment title Percentage of workers using segment Mean values for task indices
Non-routine cognitive Routine cognitive Non-routine manual Routine manual
IT, Broadcasting and Telecommunications 98.2 − .12 − .04 .04 .04
Office Equipment, Accessories & Supplies 72.0 − .05 .06 − .09 − .06
Defense, Law Enfor., Security, & Safety Equip. 47.0 − .18 − .26 .40 .40
Lab., Measuring & Obs. & Testing Equip. 45.9 .19 − .12 .37 .21
Tools and General Machinery 45.2 − .14 − .34 .47 .39
Domestic Appl., Supplies & Cons. Electr. Prod. 40.6 .17 − .14 − .03 − .26
Material Handling, Conditioning, Storage Mach. 40.0 − .63 − .48 .73 .88
Printing, Photo, & A.V. Equip. & Supplies 38.2 .44 .08 − .32 − .51
Distrib. & Conditioning Syst., Equip & Comp. 34.0 − .27 − .35 .59 .55
Industr. Manuf. & Processing Machin. & Acc. 30.4 − .23 − .36 .55 .68
Structures, Bldg, Constr., Mfg Comp. & Suppl. 27.5 − .36 − .50 .51 .57
Service Industry Mach., Equip. & Supplies 26.1 − .51 − .03 − .21 .10
Cleaning Equipment and Supplies 24.1 − .26 − .69 .43 .48
Commercial, Mil. & Priv. Vehicles 24.0 − .11 − .45 1.00 .43
Medical Equip., Accessories & Supplies 23.6 .08 .00 − .10 − .27
Manufacturing Components & Supplies 20.4 − .12 − .49 .64 .68
Building & Constr. Machinery & Accessories 18.1 − .76 − .78 1.24 1.17
Power Generation and Distr. Machinery 13.8 .05 − .20 .87 .79
Music Inst, Games, Toys, Arts & Crafts Eq. 12.6 .72 − .48 − .47 − .89
Electr. Syst., Lighting, compnts, access., suppl. 12.3 .72 − .04 .01 − .21
Farming, Fish., Forest. & Wildlife Mach. & Acc. 11.5 .35 − .50 .28 .20
Mining, Well Drilling Machinery &Accessories 9.1 − .04 − .47 .69 .73
Furniture and Furnishings 7.7 .08 − .63 − .03 − .31
Sports and Rec. Equipment and Supplies 6.8 .81 − .19 − .10 − .46
Electronic Components and Supplies 6.3 .11 − .02 .37 .53
Published Products 6.1 .27 − .31 .25 .01
Chemicals incl. Bio Chem. and Gas Materials 5.4 .45 − .20 .73 .38
Apparel, Luggage & Personal Care Products 5.0 .66 − .19 − .09 − .39
Live Plant & Animal Material and Accessories 4.2 .72 − .52 − .17 − .44
Timepieces and Jewelry and Gemstone Prod. 1.3 .09 − .67 .49 .65
Paper Materials and Products 1.1 − .55 1.25 − .83 − .55
  1. Table indicates mean values of the task indices for workers using at least one tools from given segment, with occupation weights. Values exceeding .5 in abs. value in italics. Segments used by fewer than 4 occupations excluded