Americans See Tough Job Market for College Grads
In an economy still recovering from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans believe this year’s class of college graduates face a tough job market, and many doubt graduates have the skills they need.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults believe it will be difficult for recent college graduates to find a job in the current economy, including 19% who say it will be Very Difficult. Those numbers are down from 82% and 43%, respectively, last April, when many businesses were under lockdown orders. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 19-20, 2021 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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