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As Job Market Mends, Dropouts Fall Behind – WSJ.com

While the U.S. job market is showing signs of improvement, one sizable group of workers has been falling further behind: high-school dropouts.

Some 1.8 million more college graduates have found work since January 2010, when the recovery began producing jobs, but about 128,000 high-school dropouts lost work in the same period, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Less than 40% of the 25 million Americans over age 25 who lack a high-school diploma are employed. And those who are working don’t earn much. High-school dropouts earn about $23,400 on average, compared with $33,500 for those with a …

via As Job Market Mends, Dropouts Fall Behind – WSJ.com.

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One thought on “As Job Market Mends, Dropouts Fall Behind – WSJ.com

  1. Excellent article, thanks.

    Posted by Travis | March 1, 2012, 6:45 pm

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