Figures on educated work force

Even as the cry goes out for more educated workers to fill the jobs that are expected to spring forth from an information-based economy, the number of college graduates in the work force is higher than ever before. The US Labor Department says that in March of this year there were 20.2 million people with four or more years of colleges among the 83.6 million 25- to 64-year-olds who are employed. That figure represents an increase of 1.4 million college graduates since March 1982 - nearly 24 percent of the work force.

At the other end of the spectrum, the number of workers without high school diplomas dropped nearly 500,000 this year from last.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK