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Energy sector sees 88% increase in ‘nonbinary’ workers from last year

The amoung of LGBT-identfiying American's has surged over last several years.

Published: August 28, 2023 11:04pm

The number of people who identify as "nonbinary" in the energy workforce has skyrocketed by more than 88% since last year, according to data from the Department of Energy. 

The agency’s annual employment report (USEER), showed that last year, there were 22,723 individuals in the energy workforce who don’t identify as male or female (nonbinary). As of June 2023, that number had increased to 42,810—an 88.4% surge. 

The increase was leaps and bounds greater than the increase in male and female workers during the same time span, which increased by 2.2% and 7.8%, respectively. 

Meanwhile, the number of people identifying as LGBT has grown exponentially. Last year, Reuters reported the number of children (aged 6–17) suffering from gender dysphoria increased by 178% from 2017 to 2021, with more young Americans reportedly assuming transgender or nonbinary identities than at any other point in history.

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