A Long-Term View of College-Educated Workers

April 13, 2015

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce regularly releases analyses on education and job-market trends. A new report out today looks back over decades to track some of the long-term trends -- and they reinforce the importance of higher education. For example, college-educated workers make up only 32 percent of the workforce but produce over 50 percent of the nation’s economic output. That's up from 13 percent in 1967. "The dramatic increase in the economic value generated by college-educated workers is directly linked to the rise of a college-educated service economy," says a summary of the report.

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