More than half of America’s recent college graduates are either unemployed or working in a job that does not require a bachelor’s degree. To get hired, grads today need hard skills.

Graduation_Hat_on_Computer_ScreenMore than half of America’s recent college graduates are either unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree, the Associated Press recently reported. The story would seem to be more evidence that, regardless of your education, the wake of the Great Recession has been a terrible time to be young and hunting for work.

But are we really becoming another Greece or Spain, a wasteland of opportunity for anybody under the age of 25? Not quite. What the new statistics really tell us about is the changing nature, and value, of higher education.

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Source: Jordan Weissmann | The Atlantic