Share of recent U.S. college graduates underemployed 2016-2020

This statistic shows the share of recent college graduates who were underemployed in the United States from January 2016 to September 2020. In September 2020, about 43.2 percent of recent college graduates were underemployed.

Percentage of recent college graduates in the United States who are underemployed from January 2016 to September 2020

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Release date

October 2020


United States

Survey time period

January 2016 to September 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures for all months are the rate as at the first day of that month.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York defines underemployment as "working in a job that typically does not require a bachelor’s degree". Recent college graduates are those aged 22 to 27 with a bachelor's degree or higher

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