Philadelphia Leads Way in STEM Workforce Diversity

Philadelphia is a leader in employee diversity in the science, technology, economics and mathematics (STEM) industries, although the fields could still improve with the number of women and minorities making up the workforce, according to a new study released Wednesday.

The city's STEM workforce ranks as the fifth most diverse in the country, behind leader Memphis, Tennessee; Stockton and Sacramento, California; and Washington, D.C., according to SmartAsset, a financial technology company that assessed the U.S. Census Bureau's most recent national employment data.

The findings showed that Asians make up 14 percent of STEM employees in Philadelphia, while Caucasians account for 57 percent, Latinos or Hispanics are 7 percent and African Americans are 18 percent.

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