College Grads

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College Grads Underemployement in US – Lower for those with technically oriented and occupation-specific majors research finds

The image of a young newly minted college graduate working behind the counter of a hip coffee shop has become a hallmark of the plight of college graduates following the Great Recession. Indeed, although economic conditions steadily improved through the recovery, significant slack remained in the labor market, and many recent graduates were not finding jobs … Continue reading

US – 260,000 graduates in minimum wage jobs

About 260,000 people who had a college or professional degree made at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Things may be looking up a little, though — it’s the smallest number since 2008. The worst year was 2010, when the number skyrocketed … Continue reading

US / Theater and Arts College Grads land jobs ahead of tech grads

US – Recent graduates with tech degrees face higher unemployment rates after the Great Recession Continue reading

US / 36% ‘mal-employment’ rate for college grads

More than a third of recent college grads with jobs are working in positions that don’t require a degree. The “mal-employment” rate, and right now it tops 36% for college-educated workers under the age of 25. Continue reading

US / unemployment rate for the 2011 cohort of recent college graduates was 12.6 percent

Every year, thousands of recent graduates of colleges and universities across the United States enter the labor force with newly minted degrees and high hopes about their employment prospects.1 In October 2011, 74.5 percent of the 1.3 million 2011 recent college graduates were employed, according to data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The unemployment … Continue reading

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