Employment Up For Those with Some College Education

You might want to inform your students of the following:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers added 216,000 new jobs since last May.  While employment has grown by 512,000 jobs for people with a bachelors degree it has fallen by 318,000 jobs for those with only a high school diploma.

It used to be that to qualify for a job you had to have a high school diploma.  It now appears that even having a high school diploma will not even get you through the employment door.  Students who are considering leaving school before getting a high school diploma are having a difficult today and will have an even more difficult time tomorrow.