Report: Good Jobs Are Up for College Degree Holders

August 17, 2015

A new report questions the conventional wisdom that the jobs that have returned to the economy since the economic downturn started are low-wage jobs, and the views of some pundits that having a college degree doesn't help anymore. A report being released today by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that the economy has added 6.6 million jobs since 2010, and that 2.9 million of these were "good" jobs, which the center defines as jobs that paid more than $53,000, tended to be full-time, and provided health insurance and retirement plans. Of those 2.9 million jobs, 2.8 million have gone to college graduates.

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