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Graduates more likely to be in low-skilled jobs


There’s been a rise in the number of recent graduates doing jobs that didn’t need a degree, according to figures from The Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It has released a major report into graduate employment.

The ONS says people who have been to university are still more likely to find work and earn more over a career.

However, the number of recent graduates in non-graduate jobs has risen from 37% in 2001 to 47% in 2013.

Most of that increase has happened since the recession in 2008 and 2009.

The prime minister said recently that he hoped students would become more picky about choosing a degree, because they were having to contribute more towards it.