Electrical Engineering Employment Down 29% from 2006 to 2014

Posted Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 by Sean Murphy
Employment for Electrical Engineers and Computer Hardware Engineers
2002 385,000
2004 343,000
2006 382,000
2011 310,000
2012 335,000
2013 300,000
2014 271,000

This table as derived from four widely quoted ComputerWorld articles by Patrick Thibodeau

Unemployment fluctuated between roughly 2 and 5% for EE’s and there are classification issues but the trend seems down.

Some BLS statistics that for Electrical and Computer Hardware Engineers

Indeed and Linkedin

Interesting 2014 article from the Atlantic on “The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

If you are have other references or relevant articles please leave a comment and I will add them.


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