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Underemployment of college graduates, by age, 2000–2010

Note: Underemployment is defined as college graduates working in occupations that do not require a college degree to perform the work.

Source: Authors' analysis of Fogg and Harrington (2011, Table 1)

Updated June 14, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Figure is based on authors’ analysis of Fogg and Harrington (2011), Table 1. “Underemployment” occurs when a college graduate works in an occupation that does not require a college education.


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