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July 1992, Vol. 115, No. 7

The future of jobs for college graduates

Kristina J. Shelley
Economist, Office of Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics

College graduates entering the labor force during the 1990-2005 period are projected to encounter increased competition for college-level jobs. The article profiles the job outlook for college graduates, using moderate employment growth projections and middle degree projections as well as a brief discussion of alternative projections for comparison purposes.

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