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
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    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
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    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
  • Spike in job-seeking university grads
    Despite a rapid rise in their jobless rate, those with university-level degrees still experience the highest employment rates in Finland. More than eight out of 10 have jobs, compared to less than half of those with basic educations. Unemployment rose ...
    12/16/2014 - 7:48 am | View Link
  • Recent university grads increasingly jobless, study shows
    New evidence shows recent graduates of Ontario universities are doing worse on almost all measures of employment compared to those who graduated before the recession. Since 2006, unemployment for all university graduates has risen and their ability to find ...
    09/4/2014 - 6:34 pm | View Link
  • Jobless grads struggle to stand out
    Ehrett Ramey's key to landing a job after graduating from Iona College in May was internships. "I was hired based on actual, real-life work experience in those internships," said Ramey, 25, a mass communications major who now works at Burbio.com in Pelham.
    08/7/2014 - 6:06 am | View Link
  • Jobless rates rise across Chattanooga area as students, grads seek jobs
    The unemployment rate rose across Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia last month from students and graduates entering the job market. Despite monthly gains in the number of workers on the job, the jobless rate rose in all but two of the 18 counties ...
    06/26/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Two-thirds of grads jobless at graduation
    You might have heard that the national class of 2014 graduated with the most debt accrued out of any other classes before it. And only about one-third of those graduates walked across the stage with a job in hand. Of those graduates who had applied for a ...
    06/24/2014 - 7:31 am | View Link
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  • Study: Black college grads have double the unemployment ...
    Black unemployment has been nearly double that of the national average for years. Courtesy: Center for Economic Policy and Research
    12/18/2014 - 12:28 pm | View Website
  • Slight Decrease in Unemployment for College Graduates ...
    Despite the overall unemployment rate for recent college graduates decreasing over the past year, the Center on Education and the Workforce study released today finds ...
    12/17/2014 - 5:44 pm | View Website
  • Graduate unemployment
    Graduate unemployment in the United States . In June 2013, 11.8 million persons were unemployed, putting the unemployment rate at 7.6 percent. The economy is a large ...
    12/17/2014 - 2:59 pm | View Website
  • The Jobless Rate for Community-College Graduates Is Also ...
    Degrees of Education The Jobless Rate for Community-College Graduates Is Also Low
    12/15/2014 - 9:50 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 ...
    12/15/2014 - 8:28 am | View Website
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