Reality Check: Where’s the Latinio STEM Workforce?

The Department of Commerce just released the last report of three-part series on STEM careers. The last report here focuses on minorities in these industries. The report once again highlights the tough work ahead:

This report finds that non‐Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics have been consistently underrepresented in STEM jobs over the past decade. Non‐Hispanic Black and Hispanic workers are half as likely as all workers to have STEM jobs.

According to the report, the total Latino workforce in STEM careers hovers around two percent.