The Labor Market for Recent College Graduates

This web feature provides regularly updated information on labor market outcomes of recent college graduates. The underlying data are available for download.

Interactive charts allow users to:

  • compare the unemployment rate of recent college graduates with that of other workers;
  • monitor the underemployment rate of recent college graduates, as well as trends in the types of jobs held by those who are underemployed;
  • track the demand for college graduates, as measured by help-wanted online advertisements; and
  • gauge the earnings of recent college graduates against those of workers holding only a high school diploma.

There is also a table for exploring labor market outcomes of recent graduates by college major.

Click on the images to the right to view the charts and the table, and to access the data. Most of the charts are updated quarterly, and the table annually.

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