College graduates are the fastest-growing group of the U.S. workforce.
But they still face challenges when it comes to finding good paying jobs.
And they’re leaving high-paying, stressful careers that have little to do with education.
The numbers are out.
This is a year for reflection, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
The report, titled “College graduates are ready to exit high-stakes, stressful work,” estimates that in 2020, graduates are expected to make about $17,000 more than they did in 2019.
That’s a drop in the bucket compared with the national average of about $20,000.
But there’s a lot of room for improvement.
While the report notes that graduates have more education and experience than those without college degrees, the report also points out that more than half of graduates (51 percent) have been in an occupation in which they made less than $10,000 in the past year.
In addition, graduates earn on average only $8,500 less than those with college degrees.
That compares to the national median of $25,400.
And nearly two-thirds of graduates are earning less than the median salary.
This report also suggests that those who have earned college degrees and who have never worked in a high-stress job are likely to stay in those jobs longer.
It notes that nearly half of recent graduates (47 percent) report that they’re staying in their jobs at least three years longer than those who had never gone to college.
This survey also found that those graduates who are college-educated are also more likely to leave their jobs after graduation than those that have never been to college, with almost one-third of those with a bachelor’s degree and nearly one-fifth of those who earned a master’s degree leaving the profession.
The report also found some signs that higher education is becoming more attractive to workers.
For example, it found that students with bachelor’s degrees were more likely than those earning a high school diploma to have an occupation that required less than 30 hours per week of education.
This report also finds that the unemployment rate for college graduates is significantly higher than for the overall workforce.
For those graduates, the unemployment percentage in 2020 was 14.9 percent, compared with 7.6 percent for the general population.
As for the other occupations where college graduates are more likely in the future to find a job, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found that the average duration of a job in a new occupation is an additional 24 days, or about one-and-a-half years.
And this is the second report in a series examining the trends in the U,D.C., metro area.
Last year, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) released the results of a study looking at the state of the economy in the D.C. area.
That report found that, after accounting for inflation, wages were down by about 6.7 percent between January and March of 2020.
It’s not clear how this change in the national trend relates to the rising number of college graduates entering the labor force.
But a look at the data also suggests there are many more college graduates in the labor market than there were just a year ago.
The APLU report found the number of high school graduates in D.A.R.E. programs, the federal government’s public education agency, had increased by more than 6.3 million since 2010.
The number of adults with postsecondary diplomas increased by 6.2 million, the largest gain in the country.
So it’s no surprise that college graduates have seen their wages grow by so much in the last year.