A Look At Employment

A Look At Employment: ” . . . consider the following unemployment rates by educational level achieved. The first number is for January 2009 and the second is for January 2010:
Less the high school diploma: 12.4%/15.2%
High School Graduates, no college: 8.1%/10.1%
Some college or associate degree: 6.4%/8.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 3.9%/4.9%”
Kids, get as much education after high school that you can. We’ve lost entire categories of jobs that are not coming back any time soon.

(Via FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right.)

1 Comment

  1. Very true, but you have to be careful to not price yourself out of the market – education-wise. Because I have an MBA, I’ve been told more time than I can count that I’m “over-qualified” or that the potential employer “cannot afford” me. This is becoming the norm for those with graduate degrees. So, while I encourage as much education as possible, it is more important to ensure you can get a job after graduation and do not become student loan poor.

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