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

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

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Release date

February 2021


United States

Survey time period

January 2016 to December 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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