Degrees of Unemployment

More than 53 percent of under-25 college grads are underemployed

This article is from Issue 58: Jul/Aug 2012

In case you weren't already painfully aware of today's terrible job market, the good folks at Northeastern University have put facts to it for you. Turns out half of college grads are now jobless or underemployed.

In 2011, college graduates were more likely to be employed as servers, bartenders and food-service helpers than as engineers, physicists, chemists and mathematicians. In all, 53.6 percent of bachelor's degree-holders under the age of 25 either had no job or a job that couldn't exactly be considered full-time–let alone, you know a career.

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