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[IWS] NSF: Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Increased but Remained Below the National Average [17 April 2014]

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Increased but Remained Below the National Average [17 April 2014]

by Carolina Milesi, Lance A. Selfa, and Lynn M. Milan

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14310/

or

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf14310/nsf14310.pdf

[full-text, 6 pages]

 

[excerpt]

In 2010, an estimated 805,500 individuals in the United States held research doctoral degrees in science, engineering, and health (SEH) fields, an increase of 6.2% from 2008.[2] Of these individuals, 709,700 were in the labor force, which includes those employed full time or part time and those actively seeking work (i.e., unemployed). The unemployment rate for SEH doctorate recipients was 2.4% in October 2010, up from 1.7% in October 2008 and similar to the rate in October 2003 (table 1).[3] Moreover, the 2010 unemployment rate of the SEH doctoral labor force was about one-third of the October 2010 unemployment rate for the general population aged 25 years or older (8.2%).[4]

 

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