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12.10.2012 18:25

University Graduates Have Hard Time Finding Job, Initial Survey Finds

The first attempt by academics to look into unemployment finds that 16.4 percent of college-educated young people in cities were without work last year
By staff reporters Shen Hu and Li Yuqian

(Beijing) – The first academic attempt to survey the country's unemployment conditions revealed that college-educated younger people find it more difficult to land a job, even compared with people who have little formal education. 

Last year, 16.4 percent of the urban population aged between 21 and 25 with an undergraduate degree or above said they were unemployed, compared with only 4.2 percent for those in the same age cohort that did not go to school or dropped out before middle school, the report said. 

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