Recent College Graduates Struggle To Achieve Financial Independence (INFOGRAPHIC)

06/13/2012 02:46 pm ET | Updated Jun 13, 2012

Trapped in a dismal job market, recent college graduates are struggling to make it on their own.

Only 31 percent of recent college graduates say they are making a reasonable salary for their industry, and 17 percent of them financially depend on their parents, according to Credit Sesame, an online financial management tool.

A full 2 percent of recent college graduates are working in unpaid internships, and only 40 percent of them are working full-time in the field that they studied.

These statistics are found in the infographic below, which illustrates the cost of being a recent college graduate.

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Infographic: The Cost of Living for New College Graduates Provided by

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