Table 3-26
Distribution of workers in S&E occupations, by race/ethnicity and year: 1993–2008
(Percent)
 
Race/ethnicity 1993 1995 1997 1999 2003 2006 2008
 
Asian 9.1 9.6 10.4 11.0 14.2 16.1 16.9
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3
Black 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.4 4.3 3.9 3.9
Hispanic 2.9 2.8 3.1 3.4 4.4 4.6 4.9
White 84.1 83.9 82.9 81.8 75.2 73.2 71.8
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander NA NA NA NA 0.3 0.5 0.4
Two or more races NA NA NA NA 1.4 1.4 1.7
 

NA = not available

NOTES: Before 2003, respondents could not classify themselves in more than one racial/ethnic category. Before 2003, Asian included Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) (1993–2008), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012