Search of Google on shortage of STEM-related workers

Following are the first two pages of results on googling "shortage of STEM-related workers" (without the quotes) on July 9, 2016 at about 10 am. Comments from references that argue that there is a STEM shortage are colored green and those that argue that there is not a STEM shortage are colored red. Those that give mixed opinions are not colored.

  1. STEM crisis or STEM surplus? Yes and yes - Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015 - There are both shortages and surpluses of STEM workers, depending on the particular job market segment.

  2. Short on STEM Talent - Jonathan Rothwell, U.S. News & World Report, September 15, 2014 - It should be well-accepted that the U.S. economy could use more workers with high levels of knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  3. Revisiting the Stem Workforce - National Science Board, February 4, 2015 - Whether the United States has a shortage of STEM workers is a long-standing, highly contested policy issue.

  4. Is There a Shortage of STEM Workers? - Kevin Cashman, Center for Economic and Policy Research Blog, September 17, 2015 - The data indicate that Hiltzik is right to suspect that the STEM shortage is phony. The real story is that employers want to pay workers less.

  5. Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? - Karen Zeigler, Steven A. Camarota, May 2014 - Both employment and wage data indicate there is no shortage of STEM workers in the United States.

  6. True Or False: America Desperately Needs More STEM Workers - George Leef, Forbes, June 6, 2014 - In that regard, the declining level of economic freedom in the U.S. is a matter of vastly greater importance than the number of STEM workers we have.

  7. STEM skills drive innovation - Adecco, 2016 - Overall there are 3.6 unemployed individuals for every open job listing, yet there is a definite shortage of candidates when it comes to STEM jobs.

  8. Tech industry's persistent claim of worker shortage may be phony - Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Time, August 1, 2015 - "There's no interest group that's as well organized and financed to say that this is an emperor with no clothes on."

  9. The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage - Michael S. Teitelbaum, March 19, 2014 - Ironically the vigorous claims of shortages concern occupations in science and engineering, yet manage to ignore or reject most of the science-based evidence on the subject.

  10. The STEM Crisis Is a Myth - Robert N. Charette, IEEE Spectrum, August 30, 2013 - Given all of the above, it is difficult to make a case that there has been, is, or will soon be a STEM labor shortage.

  11. Stem Education Statistics - National Math + Science Initiative, August 30, 2013 - The U.S. may be short as many as three million high-skilled workers by 2018.

  12. The STEM Workforce: An Occupational Overview - Department for Professional Employees, 2016 - According to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, “no one who has come to the question with an open mind has been able to find any objective data suggesting general ‘shortages’ of scientists and engineers.”

  13. The Truth Hurts: The STEM Crisis Is Not a Myth - Linda Rosen, The Huffington Post, Nov 11, 2013 - Employers of all stripes are looking for people with strong STEM knowledge and skills, but the U.S. talent pool is currently too shallow to meet their needs.

  14. Another Look at the STEM ‘Crisis’ in America - Peter Sacks, The Fiscal Times, August 19, 2014 - Doing so serves only to place artificial governor on STEM salaries, which further discourages American students from entering STEM fields in the first place.

  15. Do the Math: STEM Worker Shortage Warnings May Be Overblown - Anna Hensel,, Feb. 2, 2016 - But as The Atlantic's Mikhail Zinshteyn points out, there's no definitive proof of a shortage of college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math--known by the acronym STEM.

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  17. What STEM Shortage? - Steven Camarota, National Review, May 20, 2014 - But overall, the data indicate that the supply of STEM workers vastly exceeds the number of STEM jobs and there has been only modest wage growth in these professions.

  18. A shortage of scientists and techies? Think again - Alain Sherter, CBS Money Watch, July 11, 2014 - Scientists and engineers at some degree levels find themselves strongly in demand, while there's a surfeit in other areas.

  19. Debunking the Top Ten Arguments Against High-Skilled Immigration - Adams Nager & Robert Atkinson, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, April 2015 - This report identifies these and other claims made by labor advocates and refutes each myth.

  20. Is there a shortage of STEM workers in the US or not? - various authors, March 2016 - (various opinions of readers)

Commentary that the STEM Shortage is a Myth or Not Serious

  1. Into the Eye of the Storm - Assessing the Evidence on Science and Engineering Education, Quality, and Workforce Demand - B. Lindsay Lowell, Harold Salzman,, October 29, 2072 - Recent policy reports claim the United States is falling behind other nations in science and math education and graduating insufficient numbers of scientists and engineers. Review of the evidence and analysis of actual graduation rates and workforce needs does not find support for these claims.

  2. Skills Don’t Pay the Bills - Adam Davidson, New York Times Magazine, Nov. 20, 2012 - Yet according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of skilled jobs has fallen and so have their wages.

  3. The Fake Skills Shortage - Paul Krugman, New York Times, November 25, 2012 - Almost always, it turns out that what said business person really wants is highly (and expensively) educated workers at a manual-labor wage. No wonder they come up short.

  4. The STEM Crisis Is a Myth - Robert N. Charette, IEEE Spectrum, August 30, 2013 - Given all of the above, it is difficult to make a case that there has been, is, or will soon be a STEM labor shortage.

  5. The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage - Michael S. Teitelbaum, The Atlantic, March 19, 2014 - A compelling body of research is now available, from many leading academic researchers and from respected research organizations such as the National Bureau of Economic Research, the RAND Corporation, and the Urban Institute.

  6. A phony STEM shortage and the scandal of engineering visas -- how American jobs get outsourced - Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2016 - Evidence is ample that the very claim of a STEM shortage in the U.S. is phony. Salzman noted that "overall, our colleges and universities graduate twice the number of STEM graduates as find a job each year."

Information on STEM Workers
Commentary on the Skills Gap
Composition of STEM Workers in Selected Locations: 2014
Ages by Occupation in the Selected Locations: 2014
Computer Workforce by Age: 2012
H-1B Labor Condition Applications: 2001-2013
Information on H-1B Visas
Analyses of Studies
Analysis of "Immigration and American Jobs"
Analysis of the claim that each H-1B worker creates 1.83 jobs
Analysis of the claim that each STEM worker with an advanced U.S. degrees creates 2.62 jobs
References to Claims that Foreign-born Workers Create Jobs
Claim of 1.4 million computer science jobs with only 400,000 computer science graduates to fill them
Claim that there were over half a million good-paying tech jobs unfilled last year
Analysis of "Foreign STEM Workers and Native Wages and Employment in U.S. Cities"
Analysis of "STEM Workers, H-1B Visas, and Productivity in US Cities"
A Look At Mariel Using R