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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Hanson, Andrew R. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012
For recent high school graduates, life is tough. In the past year, one in four young high school graduates was unemployed and over half were underemployed. In the past decade, recent high school graduates' wages have fallen by 12 percent to just $19,400 annually in 2011, below the poverty threshold for a family of four. The downward plight of high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Employment, Education Work Relationship, Job Training
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Cheah, Ban – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012
The rising cost of college education and high unemployment levels among recent college graduates are raising the question "Is college worth its cost?" in the minds of many Americans. A recent study published by the Associated Press found that one out of every two recent college graduates is jobless or underemployed, suggesting maybe college isn't…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Economic Climate, Employment Patterns