Everyone seems to know someone whose child graduated dean’s list and can’t find work fetching coffee. But if you want official numbers, here they are: Employers estimated that their hiring of recent graduates declined 21.6 percent in 2009, and that it would drop another 7 percent this year. Just under 20 percent of graduating seniors looking for jobs were lucky enough to land one.
via Big City – Priority Candidates Wants Graduates Off Sofa and Into Job – NYTimes.com. Scary statistic for college graduates, also about the only reason to read the article.