February 24, 2024 12:47 pm
Eurostat News Reports that 41% of Scientists and Engineers Are Women in Employment

In 2022, there were approximately 7.3 million female scientists and engineers in the EU, an increase of 310 500 from the previous year. This accounts for 41% of total employment in science and engineering. Women employed as scientists and engineers were primarily found in the service sector, making up 46% of those working in this sector. In contrast, only 22% of those employed as scientists and engineers were women in manufacturing. The proportion of female scientists and engineers varied widely among EU member states, ranging from a high of 53% in Denmark, Lithuania (52%) and Bulgaria (51%) to a low of 31% in Hungary, Finland (32%) and Germany (34%).

According to the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS1), the highest shares of women employed in science and technology occupations were observed in Lithuania (64.1 %), the French region of Corse (63.9 %) and Latvia (62.7 %). On the other hand, the regions with the smallest proportions of females employed in science and technology were recorded in Italy’s Nord-Ovest region (45.3

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