More Americans are jobless. The unemployment rate is 3.8 percent for college graduates, 6.2 percent for those with some college or a two-year degree, 8 percent for high school graduates and 12 percent for drop-outs.
The numbers show the importance of postsecondary education, writes Eduwonk.
Joblessness is rising for every group, counters Sherman Dorn. The link between education and employment hasn’t changed significantly.