Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - Science-and-engineering workforce has stalled in U.S. (

dcblogs writes: The science and engineering workforce in the U.S. has flatlined, according to the Population Reference Bureau. As a percentage of the total labor force, S&E workers accounted for 4.9% of the workforce in 2010, a slight decline from the three previous years when these workers accounted for 5% of the workforce.That percentage has been essentially flat for the past decade. In 2000, it stood at 5.3%. The reasons for this trend aren't clear but one factor may be retirements.S&E workers who are 55 and older accounted for 13% of this workforce in 2005; they accounted for 18% in 2010. "This might imply that there aren't enough young people entering the S&E labor force — and I really thought this might be a key issue," said I-Ling Shen, a senior research analyst and economist at the Milken Institute, regarding PRB's research.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Science-and-engineering workforce has stalled in U.S.

Comments Filter:

When speculation has done its worst, two plus two still equals four. -- S. Johnson