Graduates in the labour market – ONS Report

Yesterday (6th March), the ONS produced an update from the Labour Force Survey about¬†graduates in the labour market, with the strapline “Recent graduates more likely to work in lower skill jobs than a decade ago”.

The proportion of recent graduates – people who completed a degree or higher education qualification within the last six years – in ‘lower skilled’ jobs went up from 26.7% in 2001 to 35.9% in 2011.

Charlie Ball, Deputy Director of Research for the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU) looks further at the report to evaluate if things really are as bad as they seem to appear (hint – it’s not all doom and gloom…!). Read Charlie’s observations –¬†

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