U.S. Residing Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Report Modest Professional Impacts from the Coronavirus Pandemic
January 27, 2023
U.S.-trained doctorate recipients reported modest professional impacts as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with U.S.-residing doctoral scientists and engineers experiencing only a slight increase in unemployment rate, up from 1.4% in 2019 to 1.6% in 2021. Comparatively, the unemployment rate for the overall U.S. population increased from 3.8% in 2019 to 6.2% in 2021.
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