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ONS: Recent graduates more likely to work in lower-skilled jobs

Posted: 6th March 2012

The percentage of recent graduates working in lower-skilled jobs has risen from 26.7% in 2001 to 35.9% at the end of 2011, according to a new report released today by ONS.

The report also shows that the unemployment rate for new graduates - those who graduated in the last two years - stood at 18.9% at the end of 2011, much higher than the rates for those who graduated two to four years ago (6.7%) and four to six years ago (4.4%).

The unemployment rate for everyone in the UK stood at 8.4%. 

A short video from the ONS looking at graduates in the labour market can be found below.

It shows:

 

 

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