Each month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program in the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys businesses and government agencies in order to provide data on employment.

In June 2017, there were 146,404,000 jobs in the US, according to the CES survey of employers.

Although science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) employment makes up only a small fraction of total U.S. employment, it has been growing and continues to grow rapidly, says the “STEM Jobs: 2017 Update” from the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) in the Economics and Statistics Administration,

Esi Corp’s “STEM Jobs, The Fastest Growing Occupations” report projected there were approximately 6,394,000 STEM jobs based on 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Esicorp estimated that by 2018, there should be approximately 7,501,000 STEM jobs, a 17.31 percent growth.

Some experts say STEM occupations are projected to grow by 8.9 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Across all levels, the largest group of STEM jobs is within computer and math fields, which account for close to half (49 percent) of all STEM employment.

Second is engineering and surveying occupations with 30 percent of all STEM employment, while 12 percent are in the physical and life sciences and 9 percent in STEM management jobs

Source:

Noonan, Ryan. Office of the Chief Economist, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department
of Commerce.  STEM Jobs: 2017 Update (ESA Issue Brief # 02-17). Retrieved from
http://www.esa.gov/reports/stem-jobs-2017-update.

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