83% of college students don’t have a job lined up before graduation

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PR Web
Article date: 
9 May 2014
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National News
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83% of graduating seniors said they didn't have a job lined up as of April 2014, despite 72.7% reporting that they were actively looking for one. This is a jump from the 80% of graduating seniors who didn't have a job lined up at the same time last year.

These numbers don’t vary significantly, even for more “marketable” majors—81.6% of engineering, technology, and math majors didn’t have jobs lined up, and business students didn’t fare much better with 85.1% saying they hadn’t lined up jobs either.

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