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45% Think Finding A Job Will Be Very Difficult for This Year's Graduates

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

One-out-of-four Americans has a family member graduating from high school or college this spring, and an overwhelming majority of all U.S. adults think those recent graduates will have trouble getting jobs.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 88% of Americans believe it will be at least somewhat difficult for recent graduates to find a job in the current economy, including 45% who say it will be Very Difficult. Just eight percent (8%) don’t think it will difficult for new grads to find employment. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 2-3, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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