It's still better to be a college graduate

Than not.  Matthew O'Brien, writing in The Atlantic, explains below.  Follow the link for a nice graphic he includes.

The College Grad Recovery Continues - Matthew O'Brien - The Atlantic

The rumors of the recovery's demise are greatly exaggerated. It turns out it's the same as it ever was: slow and steady, but real nonetheless. If you graduated from college, that is.... 
The April jobs report reminded us of what we had forgotten. The recovery is the same in 2013 as it was in 2012 as it was in 2011 as it was in 2010. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the economy added 165,000 jobs the past month, and another 114,000 in upward revisions to past months. As Justin Wolfers points out, that gives us an average of 196,000 jobs a month so far in 2013, compared to 225,000 in 2012, and 194,000 in 2011. It's pushed unemployment down to a four-year low of 7.5 percent.
But as disappointing as the recovery has been, it's been even more disappointing more people who didn't graduate from college. It's been nonexistent. As you can see in the chart below of workers 25 and older, college grads are the only group that has net added jobs in the past five and a half years.


Kimberly Crews said…
As a member of an institution of higher learning, it is great to know that college grads are have added jobs. The question: Are the college graduates attaining positions that require a college education, or are they taking positions that had typically been held by people with less than a bachelor's degree?

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