Table 5-5
Average annual growth rates for employment of S&E doctorate holders in U.S. economy: 1975–2001
(Percent)
 
Sector 1975–2001 1975–81 1981–91 1991–2001
All sectors 3.1 5.0 3.4 1.7
Academia 2.4 3.7 2.3 1.5
Research universities 1.9 3.6 2.1 0.7
All other 2.8 3.8 2.7 2.4
Business 4.2 7.5 2.2 4.2
Government 3.7 5.0 2.3 4.4
Other 3.3 5.1 8.7 -2.9
 
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, special tabulations.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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