POLL: Considering Unemployment Issues, is College Worth it?
Studies suggest that the difficult-to-enter workforce is getting harder for college grads, with a higher percentage of recent grads taking longer to find a job than in years past.
The difficulty that college graduates are having finding jobs has been a trend for some time now, but according to a Rutgers University study released Thursday, more recent grads are worse off.
According to the study, 51 percent of students who have graduated college since 2006 have a full-time job, an article on HuffingtonPost.com said.
"The situation is even more dire for those who have graduated since 2009," the article said. "Fewer than half of college graduates from those years found their first job within 12 months of graduating, much less than the 73 percent of those who graduated from 2006 to 2008. Those who graduated since 2009 are three times more likely to not have found a full-time job than those from the classes of 2006 through 2008."
But it seems degrees from technical colleges are offering a different story.
"A survey of 2011 technical college graduates revealed 88 percent of graduates were employed within six months of graduation," according to an article on the Business Journal. "The majority of respondents to the survey, 86 percent, also said they are working in Wisconsin, and 71 percent are employed directly in their field of study."
With graduation about a month away, where are Port Washington High School students going? Tech school, traditional college or elsewhere?
What about those who went on to graduate college, are you now sitting unemployed?
Respond to our poll, and tell us in the comments.