U.S. college graduates experiences finding career-related jobs 2012

This graph shows recent college graduates responses to a survey question about their experience in finding a career-related job after graduating. The survey was conducted in the United States in 2012. 41 percent of graduates surveyed said that they were yet to find a career-related job.

Which of the following best describes what happened to you after graduating from college?

Share of graduates
I found a career-related job more quickly than I had expected20%
I found a career-related job within a reasonable amount of time26%
It took me longer to find a career-related job than I had expected it to12%
I still have not found a career-related job41%
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Release date

May 2012


United States

Survey time period

March 21, 2012 to April 2, 2012

Number of respondents

444 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

College graduates

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey includes college graduates from the class of 2006 through to the class of 2011.

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