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Today’s college grads have it tough, but those with less education are up against even greater odds.Researchers at Rutgers — The State University of New Jersey just published a report, “Left Out. Forgotten? Recent High School Graduates and the Great Recession,” looking at how those with high school diplomas are faring in today’s job market.
The report, led by researchers Dr. Carl Van Horn and Dr. Cliff Zukin, surveyed 544 recent high school graduates from the classes of 2006 to 2011, with a weighted demographic representative of the U.S. population. They found that a shocking 88 per cent took low-paying, temporary jobs with an average wage of $7.50/hour after graduating.
“There is tremendous pessimism among high school graduates about what the future holds for them,” the researchers wrote.
In other words, the future for this demographic is bleak.
High school grads are twice as likely to live with their parents and/or depend on them for financial support
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