BBC News – Recent graduates are more likely to be working in lower skilled jobs than they were 10 years ago, new figures show.
Over a third of recent graduates were in non-graduate jobs at the end of 2011 – up from around a quarter in 2001.
The figures, from Office for National Statistics, also showed around a fifth of new graduates was unemployed.
TUC general secretary, Brendan Barber, called for an industrial strategy to reverse the trend of graduates taking low skilled jobs.
Mr Barber said a lack of quality jobs had forced people with degrees into lower skilled jobs. He said the government should focus on boosting high value industries such as manufacturing.
“Otherwise public investment in education and the talents of graduates will continue to be wasted”, he added.
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