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Education level linked to avoiding unemployment

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Associated Press
Government data suggest education is increasingly crucial in protecting workers from unemployment.
The difference in joblessness between the country’s least educated people and most educated people increased during the recession, according to the Labor Department. People without a high school diploma remain more than three times as likely to be unemployed than are college graduates.
The increases in the unemployment rate, from December 2007 through August:
• 7.8 percent to 14 percent for people who did not graduate from high school.
• 4.7 percent to 10.3 percent for those with only a high school diploma.
• 3.9 percent to 8.7 percent for people with some college.
• 2.1 percent to 4.6 percent for those with bachelor’s or advanced degrees.
Story tags » Unemployment



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