I just released a study on US Employment and Music Composers using data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) that I thought might be interesting to this group.
I did the study after reading an article in USA Today a couple weeks ago that listed "Music Composer and Audio Director" as the third fastest growing job category in the US over the past decade.
I wanted to see what the cause was, so I dug deeper into the data and found that games seemed to be the driving factor.
The press release on the study is here:
The full report is on the GameSoundCon web site
Edit: The story was picked up by Geekwire: http://www.geekwire.com/2013/study-video-games-causing-spike-music-composer-employment/