Chemical & Engineering News

July 28, 1997


Copyright © 1997 by the American Chemical Society

Percentage of chemists without full-time jobs bottomed out in 1995

Employment statusa 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Employed full time 95.4% 95.4% 95.3% 95.2% 94.0% 93.4% 92.8% 91.9% 91.1% 91.5% 93.5%
Employed part time 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.1
Postdoctoral or fellowship 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.6 2.4 3.0 2.9 3.6 2.8 2.3
Unemployed 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.7 2.6 3.0 2.0

Note: Some totals do not add to 100.0% because of roundin g. aAs of March 1, 1997; excludes chemists who are unemployed but not see king employment. Source: ACS survey

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