The exception for revenue growth noted in the 2011 Service Annual Survey was in the finance and insurance sector where revenue declined by $35 billion to $3.3 trillion year-to-year, the report said.
Within the finance sector, the report said investment banking and securities posted $135 billion in revenue for 2011, down 13.1 percent from the $155.9 billion in revenue for 2010.
Despite the slow economic recovery, even real estate and rental and leasing as a group experienced a 5 percent year-to-year revenue increase from $406.4 billion to $426.8 billion.
The sharpest revenue jump came in the information sector. Within that group, revenue for Internet publishing and broadcasting and Web search portals rose 20.8 percent from $41.7 billion in 2010 to 50.4 billion in 2011, the bureau said.
Among the highlights, utilities experienced a revenue climb of 3.4 percent to $550.2 billion, transportation and warehousing experienced a bump of 11.1 percent to $736.3 billion, wireless telecommunication carriers saw their revenue climb 6.9 percent to $208.9 billion, and educational services experienced a 5.9 percent revenue gain to $59.2 billion.
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