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View Poll Results: What is the unemployment rate for those with a Bachelors degree or higher?
4.2% 31 79.49%
9.1% 0 0%
15.3% 2 5.13%
18.9% or higher 6 15.38%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-14-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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Guess what it is?

... Any bachelors degree... even basket weaving...

(I'll post it after everyone has guessed)
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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Guess what it is?

... Any bachelors degree... even basket weaving...

(I'll post it after everyone has guessed)
Ok so we know it's the lowest number on the board.

That being said, GREAT IDEA!

Because if what you're saying is that those with a 4 year degree have lower unemployment, that indirectly advocates making 4 years of college part of our public school system. Parents can support their kids til 22 years of age, and ALL of them can go to college.

Wait, if that happens, then those looking to over-achieve may have to spend EIGHT years in college or more, just to stay ahead. Those who want to go to the next level can stay in for 12 to get their advanced degree.



What you're talking about is the same line spouted 50 years ago about high school diplomas. Those with high school diplomas do better than those without. Fast forward 50 years. Now that most people are getting their HSD, it no longer has value. That's exactly what will happen to a bachelors if more and more people get one.

This problem, at this stage of the game, has nothing to do with the people. It has to do with government. We are allowing corporations to operate here in name only, while nearly all of their operations are overseas. So they rape our economy with their goods and services, and never put a dime back into it with wages. Our government, is doing nothing to curb or discourage that, at the moment.

That's the problem. Not whether or not you have a college degree. (which in truth are a poor measure of competence)
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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Or people wise enough not to get scammed by statistics and drop $100,000 on an education that teaches no marketable trade are working under the table , have a business off the books and file for 3 years of free money.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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I said 15.3%.... I almost said the last one with the "higher" rating because a LOT of college grads can't find jobs and move back with their parents... but I figure they get a job at Starbucks or part-time labor so I ease it down a bit...
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Guess what it is?

... Any bachelors degree... even basket weaving...

(I'll post it after everyone has guessed)
You are aware that none of the employment rates include college graduates looking for work, but unable to find it, aren't you?
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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You are aware that none of the employment rates include college graduates looking for work, but unable to find it, aren't you?
But it makes them feel better about the practically mandatory requirement of having a Bachelor's Degree to do anything but work retail or menial blue collar jobs.

Our government only tracks unemployment by those people whom are receiving unemployment benefits. It doesn't track unemployed persons whom don't get benefits nor persons who are "underemployed".
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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You are aware that none of the employment rates include college graduates looking for work, but unable to find it, aren't you?
The schools sell the kids this crap " if you have this paper we give you when your done paying us , the magic job fairy will hook you up with a job."
I guess the OP does not understand you have to have once had a job to be counted as unemployed .
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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None of the above, according to BLS it is 5%.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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You are aware that none of the employment rates include college graduates looking for work, but unable to find it, aren't you?
Yes they do....what are you talking about? Please see the part I italicized below.

employment rates are a percentage of the labor force, which is percentage of people above 16 and below 65 years old who are employed or unemployed but seeking employment.

From the bureau of labor statistics:

Employed persons (Current Population Survey)
Persons 16 years and over in the civilian noninstitutional population who, during the reference week, (a) did any work at all (at least 1 hour) as paid employees; worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family; and (b) all those who were not working but who had jobs or businesses from which they were temporarily absent because of vacation, illness, bad weather, childcare problems, maternity or paternity leave, labor-management dispute, job training, or other family or personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or were seeking other jobs. Each employed person is counted only once, even if he or she holds more than one job. Excluded are persons whose only activity consisted of work around their own house (painting, repairing, or own home housework) or volunteer work for religious, charitable, and other organizations.

Unemployed persons (Current Population Survey)
Persons aged 16 years and older who had no employment during the reference week, were available for work, except for temporary illness, and had made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week. Persons who were waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been laid off need not have been looking for work to be classified as unemployed.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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Ok, good job guys, you got it! The answer is 4.2%!

Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment

Please explain how this rate includes college graduates looking for work but unable to find it? Because that is exactly what this rate is stating... you must be looking for work actively to qualify for this rate.

If you have given up looking for work-- you aren't unemployed because you refuse to look for work (which is out there).

I posted this rate because a lot of these OWS kids have college degrees and could find jobs if they actually looked. But the problem is they refuse to actively look.
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