Reports

  • Failure to Launch
    September 30, 2013

    Failure to Launch includes an analysis of labor force participation, employment, and earnings for young adults in their 20s and older adults in their 50s, 60s, and 70s between 1980 and 2012.

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  • The Summer Surge in College Unemployment
    August 13, 2013

    A rise in unemployment frightens college graduates as they venture into the job market.This rise in unemployment, however, is cyclical & predictable.The study analyses the summer surge & includes recommendations for students getting ready to graduate

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  • Separate and Unequal
    July 31, 2013

    The higher education system is more and more complicit as a passive agent in the systematic reproduction of white racial privilege across generations. This report analyzes enrollment trends at 4,400 postsecondary institutions by race in the past 15 years

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  • Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020
    June 26, 2013

    Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2020. This report shows where the jobs will be by education level, occupation and industry. Recovery 2020 is an update to our Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018.

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  • Hard Times 2013
    May 29, 2013

    The Great Recession affected everyone, but recent college graduates have had continued difficulty finding jobs. Despite the sluggish recovery, however, the overall unemployment rates for recent college graduates have dropped to 7.9 percent (2010), compared to the 8.9 percent (2009) unemployment rate in the first edition of Hard Times.

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  • Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A.
    September 18, 2012

    This report details the 29 million "middle jobs"—jobs that pay middle class wages for workers without a four-year degree and the five major pathways that lead to those jobs.

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  • The College Advantage
    August 16, 2012

    How American workers fared in the Great Recession and recovery by education, sex, industry, and occupation

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  • A Decade Behind
    July 31, 2012

    Projections of Education and Employment in 17 southern states through 2020

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  • Healthcare
    June 21, 2012

    By 2020, 1 out of every 5 dollars will be spent on healthcare in the U.S. In this report, we project 5.6 million jobs in the healthcare sector by 2020, 82% of which will require postsecondary education.

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  • Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees
    June 5, 2012

    Certificates are the fastest growing postsecondary credential, and second only to Bachelor's degrees in the number earned each year. In this report, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the returns to certificates and who earns them.

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