University graduates' sacrifices when accepting first job in the U.S. 2012

This graph shows recent university graduates responses to a survey question about what working conditions they sacrificed in order to secure their first job after graduating. 27 percent of survey respondents said they accepted work that was below their level of education.
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University graduates' sacrifices when accepting their first job in the United States in 2012
Share of respondents
Work below my level of education27%
Earn a lot less than I originally expected to24%
Accept a job outside my field of interest and education23%
Work less favorable working hours16%
Move to another community13%
Take a job without healthcare benefits13%
Accept a temporary job6%
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