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Exhibit 3. Science and Engineering Occupations by Race and Gender for 2015, Compared with the Total U.S. Population

Description

Source: Adapted from National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2015, Special Report NSF 15-311 (Arlington, VA: NSF, 2017).

According to the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, in 2015, women and some minority groups were represented less in science and engineering occupations than they were in the U.S. general population.

 

Science and Engineering Occupations

U.S. General Population

White men

49%

31%

White women

18%

31%

Asian men

14%

3%

Asian women

7%

3%

Black men

3%

6%

Black women

2%

7%

Hispanic men

4%

9%

Hispanic women

2%

8%

Other men and women

2%

3%