A study con­ducted in May by George­town Uni­ver­sity found grad­u­ates with a bachelor’s degree between the ages of 22 and 26 face unem­ploy­ment rates as high as 14.7 per­cent. On top of that, col­lege grad­u­ates under the age of 25 have a “mal-​​employment” rate of 36 per­cent, according to Andrew Sun, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. That is to say, they are working in posi­tions that don’t even require a col­lege degree, despite an average $35,000 debt many have accu­mu­lated in obtaining that degree.


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