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Demand for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Weathers the Storm

If you were unemployed in the past three years, you probably faced stiff odds. On average, unemployed people outnumbered online job postings by well more than three to one. Yet if you have a strong background in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), your odds may have been very different. Across the STEM fields, job postings outnumbered unemployed people by almost two to one.

Our analysis of online job postings and unemployment data in the past three years finds that, even in a tough economy, STEM opens doors. This is the second in a series of briefs from Change the Equation’s State Vital Signs initiative, which examines the condition of STEM learning in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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