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53% of New Graduates are Jobless or Underemployed

shootrmcgavin Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 4:35 AM
i don't think waiting is the answer as opposed to having a clear focus and specific trade/certificate that will get you a job upon graduation. The fact that so many kids go to college for a broad basic degree, like history or math is the problem. In the end they decide to be "teachers" and there isn't any jobs for teachers

The USA Today reports graduating class of 2012 is in for a rude awakening as Half of new graduates are jobless or underemployed.

A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge.

Young adults with bachelor's degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs — waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example — and that's confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans.

Median wages for those with bachelor's degrees are down from 2000, hit...

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