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A College Degree is No Guarantee

May 2014, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

The Great Recession has been hard on recent college graduates, but it has been even harder for black recent college graduates. This report examines the labor-market outcomes of black recent college graduates using the general approach developed by Federal Reserve Bank of New York researchers Jaison Abel, Richard Deitz, and Yaqin Su (2014), who recently studied the outcomes of all recent college graduates.


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Share of Underemployed Black College Graduates in High-Wage Non-College Jobs

 

Infographic: College is No Guarantee

 

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