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Significant Proportion Of College Graduates Work Low-Skill Jobs


First Posted: 09/09/10 06:06 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:35 PM ET

Approximately one-third of college graduates between the ages of 25 and 29 work low-skilled jobs, according to the Economist.

The U.S. trails Spain and Canada in terms of percentage of young adults who work in low-skilled areas -- in Spain, nearly 45 percent of young adults hold lower-skilled jobs.

In related news, a recent report from ABC7 Chicago detailed how more college graduates were on the hunt for blue-collar jobs, including Sarah Joy Liles, who gave up teaching art to become a pipefitter.

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