The Permanent Detour

Underemployment’s Long-term Effects on the Careers of College Graduates
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Underemployment is a pervasive problem among recent college graduates, and it is easier to avoid than escape.

Those who start out behind tend to stay behind. Our research found four in 10 college graduates are underemployed in their first job. Two-thirds of these graduates will still be underemployed five years later. Of those workers underemployed at five years, three-quarters will still be without college-level work at the 10-year mark.

The Permanent Detour: Underemployment's Long-Term Effects on the Careers of College Graduates

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