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National Science Foundation, Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians in Nonmanufacturing Industries, NSF 96-332 (Arlington, VA, 1996).

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The development of Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians in Nonmanufacturing Industries:1993 was managed by Richard E. Morrison, Senior Economist, National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), Science and Engineering Personnel Program (PER), under the overall direction of Carlos Kruytbosch, Program Director, PER, and Jeanne E. Griffith, Director, SRS. The text was edited by Anne Houghton, SRS Publications Manager, and Julia Harriston, Assistant Publications Manager. Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR), under NSF contract number SRS-88-21853, prepared the tables from data collected, assembled, and tabulated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. MPR staff members who worked on this project were Susan Holland, Myles Lane, Karen Pence, and Elyse Forkosh. BLS staff who contributed to this project included Michael P. McElroy and Lawrence Jeff Johnson.

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General Notes

In this report, estimates are presented of the total number of positions filled by scientists, engineers, and technicians employed in nonmanufacturing industries in 1993. The estimates were developed from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey, a Federal/state program under which national and state estimates are generated of employment by industry for nonfarm wage and salary workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor has primary responsibility for developing OES survey procedures and for providing states with technical guidance and assistance with survey problems. State Employment Security Agencies implement the survey at the state level and prepare current and projected employment statistics for these labor markets. Some states also prepare substate estimates.

The Division of Science Resources Studies of the National Science Foundation has enhanced the BLS effort since 1977 by financing the collection of detailed estimates on the types of scientific and technical jobs filled by industry. Analysis of this information yields insight into the dynamics of the labor market.

Industries identified in the tables of this report are from the "Numerical List of Short Titles" in the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual, revised edition. The numbers of scientists, engineers, and technicians for a few industries at the 2-digit SIC level (tables A-2, A-3, A-4, A-7, A-8, and A-9) in this 1993 edition, as well as in the 1990 edition, differ from those in the prior (1987) report on nonmanufacturing industries, because the industries were recoded between the 1986 and 1989 surveys. Starting with the 1990 edition, greater noncomparability occurred at the 3-digit level of detail (tables A-1, A-5, A-6, and A-10) because of more extensive recoding. However, the numerous industry title changes did not affect the comparability of the 1990 and 1987 occupational estimates for total nonmanufacturing.

For the reasons outlined above, estimates in the tables of this 1993 report and the 1990 report should be compared with those for 1987 (and earlier years) only after consulting the 1987 SIC revisions to determine industry comparability.

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