The Numbers Add up to College

Since the Recession has ended 11.6 million jobs have been created.

3.8 million of those jobs went to workers with a Graduate degree.
4.6 million of those jobs went to workers with a Bachelor’s degree.
3.12 million of those jobs went to workers with some college.
80,000 of those jobs went to workers with a high school diploma or less.

 

Education Level of Today’s Workforce

Workers with at least a 4 year college degree are 36% of the total work force.
Workers with no more than a High School diploma are 34% of the total work force.
Workers with some college are 30% of the total work force.

The Jobs of Today

In 1947

  • 50% of all workers were Manufacturers, Construction Workers, or worked with Natural Resources
  • 28% of all workers were in Health Care, Finance, Education, or Government Services.

In 2016

  • 19% of all workers are Manufacturers, Construction Workers, or worked with Natural Resources.
  • 46% of all workers are in Health Care, Finance, Education, or Government Services.

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