53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed

Apr 24, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.theatlantic.com

A college diploma isn't worth what it used to be. To get hired, grads today need hard skills.

More than half of America's recent college graduates are either unemployed or working in a job that doesn't require a bachelor's degree, the Associated Press reported this weekend. The story would seem to be more evidence that, regardless of your education, the wake of the Great Recession has been a terrible time to be young and hunting for work.

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whoa! and Obama's hitting the campuses. please tell them that there are no jobs, slanted and biased 'Mr Bill'

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OK, kiddies...here's the reality of college.

1. It is a money-making venture for schools and banks

2. It does not guarantee you a job

3. There are too many people with college degrees, and that devalues those degrees

4. Most degrees are in business. There ain't that much business going on these days.

5. Companies are top-heavy with management right now. Business models change and this idea of micro-managing will go away, leaving lots of little middle managers unemployed.

If you are going to college to BE something, that's different. If you want to be a doctor, lawyer, nurse, engineer, architect, etc, go for it. If you're just going to college to get a piece of paper because you think it will get you a six-figure salary forget it.

Your best bet is technical training. ANYTHING that involves using your hands can't be outsourced. No, it's usually not sitting behind a desk shuffling papers, but if you get a skill that few people have you will be in demand and can set your own price. Just try to hire a plumber or electrician and see how much it costs.

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You mean my bachelors degree in Sumarian sandsculpting or interpretive pelican dancing isn't going to get me a $100k/yr job?
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Its the end of the AMERICAN DREAM for the New builders of America...What with the cost of education highest in history,kids are grads now without any hope to help build America....They Stay home..Broke,in hock,and no future.Dispare,

No NASA,No Doctors,No innovative new young ideas!

A continued wasted generation...Soon they will go into a career of entitlements...Looking forward to years on the Dole!

These potential Business Creators are STUCK IN OBAMAS DITCH...No DESK READY JOBS FOR THEM!

Soon those Entitlements will run out,in most here life time...The Prospect of GREECE,is a reality.

The entitlement money today is borrowed china money.

It Seems OBAMA is steward of AMERICA WORST generation....OBAMA GENERATION...INCOMPETENT,NO LEADERSHIP,NO HOPE,..A Total FUBAR.

One only has to review history...America has had adversity,but with great leaders we pulled out..Whether if a JFK,REAGAN we pulled out...America does not need a CARTER again ,and his MALAISE

GOD DAM AMERICA?? OBAMA HAS!!....And The Chickens Are Home To Roost...a Wasted Generation!

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You mean my bachelors degree in Sumarian sandsculpting or interpretive pelican dancing isn't going to get me a $100k/yr job?
If you do it nude, you may get by.

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dear mr. obama: same old big-tax, big-spend ain't gonna cut it. harry truman used to say "the buck stops here". but you don't want to take any blame for our anemic economy. if re-elected, will you still be blaming bush in your eighth year???

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dear mr. obama: same old big-tax, big-spend ain't gonna cut it. harry truman used to say "the buck stops here". but you don't want to take any blame for our anemic economy. if re-elected, will you still be blaming bush in your eighth year???
GW Bush so damaged our economy that it would take a few decades to recover. You, Bush voter are responsible, not President Obama.

That the GOP in Congress, and the filibuster GOP Senate have resolved to do nothing while Obama is president reveals that these do-nothing GOP legislators, and not Obama should be blown from office.

After all, the GOP solution for our economic woes is 'more of the same.'

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CHECK SIX wrote:
Its the end of the AMERICAN DREAM for the New builders of America...What with the cost of education highest in history,kids are grads now without any hope to help build America....They Stay home..Broke,in hock,and no future.Dispare,
No NASA,No Doctors,No innovative new young ideas!
A continued wasted generation...Soon they will go into a career of entitlements...Looking forward to years on the Dole!
These potential Business Creators are STUCK IN OBAMAS DITCH...No DESK READY JOBS FOR THEM!
Soon those Entitlements will run out,in most here life time...The Prospect of GREECE,is a reality.
The entitlement money today is borrowed china money.
It Seems OBAMA is steward of AMERICA WORST generation....OBAMA GENERATION...INCOMPETENT,NO LEADERSHIP,NO HOPE,..A Total FUBAR.
One only has to review history...America has had adversity,but with great leaders we pulled out..Whether if a JFK,REAGAN we pulled out...America does not need a CARTER again ,and his MALAISE
GOD DAM AMERICA?? OBAMA HAS!!....And The Chickens Are Home To Roost...a Wasted Generation!
You are one Mello short of a roll.
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With 150 Million Americans on some sort of public aid, it's obvious the Commie Democrat concepts of education in America have failed. They are paying people with diminished capacities to attend college instead of teaching them how to work. College graduates have less education than eleventh graders had forty years ago, all because of Commie Democrats having diminished capacities also... A self sustaining system of giving free money and diminished education to drug users and sloths to maintain enough voters to keep a ponzi scheme system of freeloaders voting to keep Commies in office.

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With 150 Million Americans on some sort of public aid, it's obvious the Commie Democrat concepts of education in America have failed. They are paying people with diminished capacities to attend college instead of teaching them how to work. College graduates have less education than eleventh graders had forty years ago, all because of Commie Democrats having diminished capacities also... A self sustaining system of giving free money and diminished education to drug users and sloths to maintain enough voters to keep a ponzi scheme system of freeloaders voting to keep Commies in office.
But I'll bet most college deans making big time salaries at tuition expense and bank loan officers encouraging student debt are Republicans.
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But I'll bet most college deans making big time salaries at tuition expense and bank loan officers encouraging student debt are Republicans.
You'd lose that bet. Communists have very effectively taken over almost all of the Universities in America. A person can't even be approved to be a veterinarian if they aren't capable of passing a Communist questionnaire.

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With 150 Million Americans on some sort of public aid, it's obvious the Commie Democrat concepts of education in America have failed. They are paying people with diminished capacities to attend college instead of teaching them how to work. College graduates have less education than eleventh graders had forty years ago, all because of Commie Democrats having diminished capacities also... A self sustaining system of giving free money and diminished education to drug users and sloths to maintain enough voters to keep a ponzi scheme system of freeloaders voting to keep Commies in office.
B.S.

Stop listening to Fux Noise.

Only 8% of Americans receive public assistance in the form of welfare or food stamps, etc.

That's just over 24 million, NOT 150 million.
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You are one Mello short of a roll.
HA!HA1 The one In Yer Hole!.....I see you still do not what a MELL-O-ROLL is..Suggest ya stay off of Jeopardy or any test of intelligence. platform!..Your a DUMMY..and like LITTLE DUMMYS ya got a BIG MOUTH...No Brains!..and a YAP that does not stop FLAPPING

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Now go find one and LICK yer Dumb ASS OFF!....LOL!
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B.S.
Stop listening to Fux Noise.
Only 8% of Americans receive public assistance in the form of welfare or food stamps, etc.
That's just over 24 million, NOT 150 million.
Very informative, that you don't mention the millions faking the SSI system with "I'm bipolar" routines, like yourself.
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If you do it nude, you may get by.
Depends on what you look like though. I don't think there's much demand for hairy overweight naked interpretative pelican dancing...

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GW Bush so damaged our economy that it would take a few decades to recover. You, Bush voter are responsible, not President Obama.
That the GOP in Congress, and the filibuster GOP Senate have resolved to do nothing while Obama is president reveals that these do-nothing GOP legislators, and not Obama should be blown from office.
After all, the GOP solution for our economic woes is 'more of the same.'
just as i thought. "it's still mean old bush's fault." i thought boy wonder was gonna wave his magic wand and fix it all?!? oh, and you conveniently forgot about the prez and democrat senate: no budget in three years. wow. that takes a lot of gumption!

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You'd lose that bet. Communists have very effectively taken over almost all of the Universities in America. A person can't even be approved to be a veterinarian if they aren't capable of passing a Communist questionnaire.
You should render this in needlepoint, and post it over your kitchen doorway.

IT IS ONE OF THE NUTTIEST THINGS I'VE SEEN HERE IN Topix. CONGRATS.
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You should render this in needlepoint, and post it over your kitchen doorway.
IT IS ONE OF THE NUTTIEST THINGS I'VE SEEN HERE IN Topix. CONGRATS.
I challenge you to investigate the questionnaires and verbal interviews necessary for a vet to graduate. They are not oriented to whether, or how effectively a vet can service animals, but to how a vet interacts with society.

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just as i thought. "it's still mean old bush's fault." i thought boy wonder was gonna wave his magic wand and fix it all?!? oh, and you conveniently forgot about the prez and democrat senate: no budget in three years. wow. that takes a lot of gumption!
Yes. Mean, as in the greedy meaning, yes.

Bush did tremendous damage to our economy. You cannot hoestly deny that GW Bush did deep structural damage.

One of the acts President Obama was criticized for by the GOP for saving the American Auto industry by floating loans to GM & helping Chrysler too.

Yet, it worked. That is the reality. Bush has us in a death spiral. You can face it, or lie to yourself, but that is real.

It is the duty of the Congress to make a budget. This Congress would pay no attention to this Preesident's budget proposal, would it; really?
See the U.S. Constitution - Article 1 Section 7 & Sec.8.

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I challenge you to investigate the questionnaires and verbal interviews necessary for a vet to graduate. They are not oriented to whether, or how effectively a vet can service animals, but to how a vet interacts with society.
Would that be a collective society, you goofy nutbox?

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