It looks like those numbers are 10-year old or so (?). Are there more recent stats on this, please?The statistics that surround COBOL attest to its huge influence upon the business world. There are over 220 billion lines of COBOL in existence, a figure which equates to around 80% of the world's actively used code. There are estimated to be over a million COBOL programmers in the world today. Most impressive perhaps, is that 200 times as many COBOL transactions take place each day than Google searches - a figure which puts the influence of Web 2.0 into stark perspective.
Damn, I threw all my COBOL books out 3 weeks ago!https://www.tutorialspoint.com/compile_cobol_online.php
I found a place to practice!