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Americans See Much Tougher Job Market for Unprepared Graduates

Thursday, April 30, 2020

With the nation still hunkering down because of the coronavirus, Americans see the current class of college graduates facing a much harder job market. But most still believe these graduates lack the skills to get a job anyway.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 82% of American Adults believe it will be difficult for recent college graduates to find a job in the current economy, with 43% who say it will be Very Difficult. This compares to 52% and 16% respectively just two years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted April 22-23, 2020 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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