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Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities 2023.
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Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities 2023

January 30, 2023
Explore statistical information about the representation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in STEM employment and science and engineering education. New data show that the STEM workforce is growing, employing nearly a quarter (24%) of individuals in 2021, up 20% from 2011. In addition to growth, the STEM workforce continues to diversify; underrepresented minorities accounted for 24% of the STEM workforce in 2021, up from 18% in 2011, while representation of women reached 35% in 2021, up from 32% in 2011.

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