The jobless rate for young workers has jumped since late 2021 and loan repayment is back on the table. Soon-to-be grads are scrambling.
The tight labor market means new college grads have leverage in the job market. But that's not translating to significantly higher pay.
A study out from Johns Hopkins University tells us that at 84 percent, high school graduation rates are officially at an all-time high. That’s good news right? Maybe not, because increasing numbers of those high school grads arrive at college needing remedial courses. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
While studies suggest recession graduates tend to fall behind their nonrecession peers in terms of salary and don’t catch up for 10 to 20 years, there are ways to catch up more quickly and make up the gap.
It's a good job market for the class of 2018, but not everyone with a B.A. is likely to fare well economically.
Public funding for higher ed may be getting scarcer, but a college degree is only getting more valuable.