The idea that we need to allow in more workers with science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”) background is an article of faith among American business and political elite. But in a new report, my Center for Immigration Studies colleague Karen Zeigler and I analyze the latest government data and find what other researchers have found: The country has well more than twice as many workers with STEM degrees as there are STEM jobs. Also consistent with other research, we find only modest levels of wage growth for such workers for more than a decade. Both employment and wage data indicate that such workers are not in short supply.
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
krygny writes: The National Review has an article with a number of references to research and dispelling the myth of a shortage of tech labor in the US: