In 1990, more than 30 percent of computer workers were women. Now it's just 27 percent.
According to a Census report out this week, women today still make up a frustratingly small 26 percent of workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs. But whereas their presence has at least grown or held steady in most of these fields, it's been on a 20-plus-year decline in computer workers, such as developers, programmers, and security analysts.
In 1990, a third of computer workers were women. Now: 27 percent.
The dearth of women is worse in some corners of computer world than others. Two in five Web developers are women, but 78 percent of software developers are men.