1 In 2 Grads Jobless Or Underemployed

College Grads

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

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    The dollar has risen above 100 yen for the first time in more than four years as currency traders persist in selling the Japanese currency in reaction to Tokyo's aggressive credit-easing moves. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tourObama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • Retailers report modest gains for April
    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
  • US home building is surging, but job growth isn'tUS home building is surging, but job growth isn't
    The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
  • Grads Remake China Workforce as High-End Threat to U.S. - BusinessWeek
    Grads Remake China Workforce as High-End Threat to U.S. - Bloomberg
    04/15/2014 - 6:35 am | View Link
  • Weekly market recap: Global markets retrench - Examiner.com
    Jobless claims plunge to near 7 year low; ... 5 reasons to buy Greek bonds (yes, really!); Three in four UK grads won’t pay off loans: Report;
    04/12/2014 - 12:24 pm | View Link
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  • 'Job hunting will be hard for 2014 grads'
    Adding up the figure to the current 2.96 million unemployed, about 3.66 million will be jobless and looking for jobs this year. About 200,000 of the unemployed will seek jobs abroad and around 7 million are underemployed and seeking full-time jobs.
    04/20/2014 - 11:10 pm | View Link
  • Apartments.com: Charlotte among best cities for recent college grads
    Cities with unemployment rates above 7 percent were eliminated. The Charlotte metro area's jobless rate stood at 6.4 percent in February, according to the latest figures from the N.C. Department of Commerce. The local rate for that month was below the ...
    04/16/2014 - 5:08 am | View Link
  • Jobless Rate for College Grads Falls to 5-Year Low
    The August employment report underscores advice that high school guidance counselors and parents have been offering for years: Attending college increases your chances of getting a job. Unemployment for college graduates fell in August to 3.5 percent.
    09/6/2013 - 7:08 am | View Link
  • Fact Check: Jobless college grads
    When Romney says half of graduates can't find a job, he is referring to an Associated Press survey earlier this year that concluded that about 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or ...
    10/3/2012 - 1:49 pm | View Link
  • Jobless grads: What they would've done differently
    (MoneyWatch) The employment figures look bleak for recent college graduates. According to a new survey from Rutgers University, only 51% of young grads have full-time employment and many are working at jobs that don't require a college degree. Another 20% ...
    05/9/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • College Graduates Unemployment
    New research released Monday says nearly half of the nation’s recent college graduates work jobs that don’t require a degree. The report, from ...
    04/18/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Website
  • College Grads vs. Non-Grads and Unemployment Statistics
    Comparison between college graduates vs non-college graduates unemployment statistics. What this represents and which demographic is more likely to be ...
    04/18/2014 - 1:42 am | View Website
  • One in Two New College Graduates Is Jobless or ...
    One in two new college graduates are jobless or underemployed, The Associated Press reported this week.
    04/17/2014 - 2:26 am | View Website
  • Unemployment Rates are Lower Among College Graduates
    Unemployment Rates are Lower Among College Graduates Learn what you can do to gain secure employment and raise your earning potential.
    04/16/2014 - 11:34 pm | View Website
    College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings 6 What college graduates earn also depends on what they take. Median earnings among recent college graduates vary from $ ...
    04/14/2014 - 8:35 am | View Website
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