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Women are nearly half of U.S. Workforce but only 27% of STEM workers


Last updated 2/10/2021 at 3:48pm


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This graph from the U.S. Census Bureau details the types of science, technology, engineering and math careers women have held from 1970 to 2019.

WASHINGTON – Making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math workforce.

Women made gains – from 8% of STEM workers in 1970 to 27% in 2019 – but men still dominated the field. Men made up 52% of all U.S. workers but 73% of all STEM workers.

STEM occupations account for nearly 7% of all U.S. occupations and STEM workers play an important role in America's innovative capacity and global competitiveness. They are our engineers, medical scientists, sociologists and informational security analysts.

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