Chemical & Engineering News

July 28, 1997


Copyright © 1997 by the American Chemical Society

Males, nonminorities, and Ph.D. chemists have lowest unemployment rates

Chemists
By gender By highest degree By minority status
Employment statusa Total Men Women B.S. M.S. Ph.D. Minorityb Nonminority
Employed full time 93.5% 94.3% 91.3% 95.0% 95.0% 92.5% 91.5% 94.0%
Employed part time 2.1 1.6 4.2 2.1 2.3 2.1 1.3 2.3
Postdoctoral or fellowship 2.3 2.2 2.5 0.3 0.2 3.7 4.6 1.8
Unemployed 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.5 2.6 1.7 2.6 1.9

Note: Some totals do not add to 100.0% because of roundin g. a As of March 1, 1997; excludes chemists who are unemployed but not seeing employment. b Black, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan native, Asian, Pacific Islander, or other. Source: ACS survey

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