Want a Job? Go to College, and Don’t Major in Architecture
Very interesting data on unemployment rates and wages, especially for recent college grads, by college major:
For all the bellyaching about wasted degrees and the many indebted grads stuck on their parents' couches, recent college graduates are still doing a lot better than their less-educated counterparts. Unemployment for new graduates is around 8.9 percent; the rate for workers with only a high school degree is nearly three times as high, at 22.9 percent.
That's according to a new report [PDF] from Georgetown's Center on Education and the Workforce. The report also had some fascinating statistics on earnings and jobless rates by college major, something we've written about before.
January 5, 2012, 11:00 am