Reality Check: A College Education Es Bueno

It’s been a tough few years for recent college grads, but not as bad as workers with only high school diplomas. Via Georgetown University’s workforce report:

Unemployment rates for new four-year college graduates peaked at 11.1 percent in July 2011 before declining to 6.8 percent in May 2012. Meanwhile, unemployment rates for new high school graduates peaked at 30 percent in January 2010 and are still at 24 percent in May 2012.