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Graduate jobs

Spring 2012

The proportion of graduates in lower-skilled jobs has risen by a third in 10 years, the Office for National Statistics has revealed. In 2001, 26.7 per cent worked in lower-skilled jobs. That figure has now risen to 35.9 per cent. The unemployment rate for those who graduated in the past two years is 18.9 per cent, compared with 6.7 per cent for those two to four years ago.

Recent graduates (in the past six years)

Proportion in lower skilled jobs    35.9%   
Employment rate                          86.5%
Employment inactivity                  10.1%
Average hourly earnings              £15.18
Highest median earnings             £21.29
(for medicine or dentistry)
Lowest median earnings (arts)     £12.06

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