ERIC Number: ED058041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Engineering Employment and Unemployment, 1971. Engineering Manpower Bulletin Number 19.
Alden, John D.
Statistics concerning employment of scientists were obtained from 59,300 scientists responding to an Engineers Joint Council questionnaire. Findings reported are: (1) the overall unemployment rate was 3 percent for engineers compared to a rate of 5.8 percent for all other workers; (2) considering engineers not having engineering jobs, the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent; (3) unemployment had nearly doubled since March 1970; (4) engineers between 25 and 54 years of age appear to have a more stable employment situation; (5) individuals with doctoral degrees had the lowest unemployment level, followed by those with bachelor and master's degrees; and (6) aerospace, business administration, and industrial engineering have the greatest problems with civil, agricultural, chemical, and mining/geological/petroleum the least. Suggestions for action are: (1) existing government programs should provide assistance to groups outside of the aerospace locations; (2) retraining programs and relocation efforts should be directed toward fields and areas where re-employment prospects are reasonalby high; and (3) more detailed studies should be made. (JG)
Descriptors: Employment Problems, Employment Statistics, Engineers, Labor Market, Scientists, Unemployment
Engineering Manpower Commission, 345 East 47th Street, New York, New York 10017 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.