Share of recent U.S. college graduates employed in low-wage jobs 2016-2020

This statistic shows the percentage of recent college graduates who were working in low-wage jobs in the United States from January 2016 to June 2020. In June 2020, about 13 percent of recent college graduates were working in low-wage jobs.

Percentage of recent college graduates in the United States working in low-wage jobs from January 2016 to June 2020

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Release date

July 2020


United States

Survey time period

January 2016 to June 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 classifies low-wage jobs as those that tend to pay around $25,000 U.S. dollars or less. Recent college graduates are defined as those aged 22 to 27 with a bachelor's degree or higher and not enrolled in further study.

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