Table 3-A
Growth rates for selected S&E labor force measurements
 
Measurement Source Years First year Last year Average annual
growth rate (%)
 
Researchers in OECD countries OECD 1995–2005 2,815,000 3,880,000 3.3
College graduates in the U.S. in S&E occupations (except postsecondary teachers) U.S. Census 1990–2005 200,000 390,000 4.6
Doctorate holders in the U.S. in S&E occupations (except postsecondary teachers) U.S. Census 1990–2005 2,362,000 4,111,000 3.8
Workers with highest degree in S&E who report job related to degree NSF/SRS SESTAT 1993–2006 5,342,000 7,585,000 2.7
S&E doctorate holders in U.S. NSF/SRS SESTAT 1993–2006 590,000 803,000 2.4
S&E bachelor's degree and above holders in U.S. NSF/SRS SESTAT 1993–2006 11,022,000 16,602,000 3.2
Engineers in Japan Statistical
Yearbook Japan
1980-2000 686,662 1,687,795 4.6
Researchers in China OECD 2000–07 695,000 1,423,400 10.8
 

NSF/SRS = National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics; OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; SESTAT = Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System

SOURCES: NSF/SRS, SESTAT database, 1993 and 2003, http://sestat.nsf.gov; Census Bureau, Public Use Microdata Sample, 1990; American Community Survey, 2005; and OECD, Main Science and Technology Indicators (2009/1).

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