Measuring The U.S. Internet Sector: 2019

Internet Association, 2019

20 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2019

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Christopher Hooton

George Washington University Institute of Public Policy; Facebook; Meta Platforms Inc

Date Written: September 26, 2019


IA presents new estimates on the size of the internet sector in the U.S. economy as of 2018, the most recent year data is available. The results show the internet sector contributed 10.1 percent of U.S. GDP and 4.0 percent of jobs (non-farm employment). IA estimates the internet sector supported another over 13.1 million indirect jobs and that the sector invested over $60 billion into the economy. The report also lays out a new methodology that IA will use to conduct these estimates on an annual basis going forward.

Keywords: Internet Sector, Digital Economy, Internet, Technology

Suggested Citation

Hooton, Christopher, Measuring The U.S. Internet Sector: 2019 (September 26, 2019). Internet Association, 2019, Available at SSRN:

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