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Sunday, 30th March 2008

Statistics: Unemployment Rate of U.S. Scientists and Engineers Drops to Record Low 2.5% in 2006

Unemployment Rate of U.S. Scientists and Engineers Drops to Record Low 2.5% in 2006
From the report:

The overall unemployment rate of scientists and engineers in the United States dropped from 3.2% in 2003 to 2.5% in 2006, according to data from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT). This is the lowest unemployment rate measured by SESTAT since the early 1990s. It continues a trend of lower unemployment rates for scientists and engineers compared with unemployment rates in the rest of the U.S. economy. Comparable unemployment rates for the entire U.S. labor force in 2003 and 2006 were 6.0% and 4.7%, respectively.

Source: National Science Foundation


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