Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Median Weekly Earnings of Graduates Versus Non-Graduates and their Associated Unemployment Rates.
The above illustration from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States highlights the advantage that graduates of various levels experience in terms of both pay rates, and employment prospects. Taken from 2009, one would only assume the discrepency is even worse during today's poor economic climate. Without a post-secondary education, many individuals are now finding themselves underemployed and underpaid relative to many of their contemporaries.