Phone companies shed 15.5% of their jobs between 1998 and 2003

From 1998 to 2003, traditional wire-line companies eliminated 15.5% of their jobs, which paid 26% more than those in the cable industry, where employment grew 22.

From 1998 to 2003, traditional wire-line companies eliminated 15.5% of their jobs, which paid 26% more than those in the cable industry, where employment grew 22.6%, according to Economic Policy Institute.