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NCSES SDR FY2010 DST 4_1 SAS Output
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Table 4-1. Unemployment rate of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 2010
 

Field            Unemployment rate
Percent SE
All fields 2.4 0.10
Science 2.3 0.10
Biological/ agricultural/ environmental life sciences 2.2 0.20
Agricultural/ food sciences 1.7 0.50
Biochemistry/ biophysics 2.5 0.55
Cell/ molecular biology 2.8 0.60
Environmental life sciences 2.7 0.90
Microbiology 3.2 0.95
Zoology 2.0 0.70
Other biological sciences 2.0 0.25
Computer/ information sciences 2.1 0.50
Mathematics/ statistics 1.5 0.35
Physical sciences 3.5 0.30
Astronomy/ astrophysics 4.1 1.75
Chemistry, except biochemistry 3.8 0.50
Earth/ atmospheric/ ocean sciencesa 2.6 0.50
Physics 3.2 0.55
Psychology 1.7 0.20
Social sciences 1.9 0.25
Economics 0.9 0.35
Political sciences 2.0 0.55
Sociology 2.6 0.60
Other social sciences 2.4 0.45
Engineering 2.8 0.25
Aerospace/ aeronautical/ astronautical engineering 3.8 1.30
Chemical engineering 4.3 0.85
Civil engineering 1.8 0.75
Electrical/ computer engineering 2.1 0.45
Materials/ metallurgical engineering 3.1 0.75
Mechanical engineering 2.7 0.65
Other engineering 2.9 0.60
Health 1.9 0.40

SE = standard error.
a Includes other physical sciences.
NOTES: Labor force is defined as those employed (E) plus those unemployed and seeking work (U). Population (P) is defined as all science, engineering, or health doctorate holders under age 76, residing in the United States during the week of 1 October 2010, who earned doctorates from U.S. institutions. Unemployment rate (RU) = U/(E+U).
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2010.
Data from survey cycle 2010, as of August 21, 2013.