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That College Diploma Doesn't Solve Everything

So much for that becoming-a-college-graduate-solves-everything mantra: ”About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed, the highest share in at least 11 years,” reports the Associated Press in a new story. I’m a huge advocate of promoting college education, but I think there’s a disconnect between society’s promotion and the reality.
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Half of college graduates under 25 are unemployed or underemployed

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 years ago)

Recent projections have job prospects improving for 2012's college graduates. But there's a lot more room for improvement than we're likely to see: About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor's degree-holders under the age of 25... Read Post

Why are college grads so underemployed?

US Politics / Conservative : Althouse (3 years ago)

"More than half of America's recent college graduates are either unemployed or working in a job that doesn't require a bachelor's degree...." When there were fewer graduates, a generic college degree used to be a valuable credential... Read Post

53% Of New College Graduates Are Getting A Rude Awakening

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (3 years ago)

The USA Today reports graduating class of 2012 is in for a rude awakening as Half of new graduates are jobless or underemployed. About 1.5 million, or 53.6%, of bachelor's degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or... Read Post


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