It Gets Easier by Degrees

Released: 
August 15, 2012

Workers with college degrees are better paid and less prone to joblessness than high school grads.

A worker with a high school diploma is twice as likely to be unemployed as a worker with a college degree. A worker holding a bachelor’s degree earned an average weekly salary of $1,053 in 2011, nearly double the $638 weekly salary for those with a high school education.

How much more likely are you to be jobless today without a college diploma? See today’s full infographic to find out. Then check out “What Do Others Say?” for new views on the education-employment connection.