When it comes to recessions, recruiters have long pointed out that the unemployment rate for the people they place is traditionally lower than the unemployment rate for the people they don’t place.
And recent statistics appear to validate that point.
According to those numbers, which were recently published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a college degree are enjoying more of a recovery (i.e., landing jobs more easily) than those who don’t have one.
In fact, the disparity between the two groups is quite wide. Consider the following:
What are your thoughts? Are these numbers not surprising? Are these statistics that the media typically “glosses over” in its attempt to sensationalize the news?
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(Matt Deutsch, the Communications Coordinator at Top Echelon, is a regular contributor to the Top Echelon Recruiter Training Blog.)