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EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT   •  Jan 2021  •  Volume 10 / Number 1

Why computer occupations are behind strong STEM employment growth in the 2019–29 decade

Why computer occupations are behind strong STEM employment growth in the 2019–29 decade

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations are projected to grow over two times faster than the total for all occupations in the next decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2019–29 employment projections show that occupations in the STEM field are expected to grow 8.0 percent by 2029, compared with 3.7 percent for all occupations.

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