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Half of College Grads Are Working Jobs That Don’t Use Their Degrees

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2024
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Burning Glass Institute analysis of Lightcast Career Histories Database.

Roughly half of college graduates end up in jobs where their degrees aren’t needed, and that underemployment has lasting implications for workers’ earnings and career paths.

That is the key finding of a new study tracking the career paths of more than 10 million people who entered the job market over the past decade. It suggests that the number of graduates in jobs that don’t make use of their skills or credentials—52%—is greater than previously thought, and underscores the lasting importance of that first job after graduation.

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