8.8% Of New College Graduates Are Unemployed


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A recent study shows 8.8% of new graduates are unemployed.

So are college seniors graduating with jobs?

A new report says employers expect to hire 53% of recent grads, that's up 2.1% than they did a year ago.

CSI student Tuyen Nguyen recently accepted a job offer in the field he's studying in.

"It's a really long and sacrificing process, you have to go and apply for many departments, you have to volunteer countless amounts of times, and you have to sacrifice a lot of time. It's not about what you get it's about what you give” Tuyen Nguyen, recently employed.

Nguyen is excited to begin the next chapter in life as a police officer. However, it was a challenge for him to land a job.

"I did one thing, never give up. I tried everything and sometimes I got very frustrated and had anger and was at the bottom of the world" said Nguyen.

Not everyone has been lucky like Nguyen.

Harold Walters a graduating senior studying graphic design at CSI is on the hunt for a job, and says it can be irritating at times.

"I am a little frustrated and a little stressed. Many times, I don't get a response back and I'm a little frustrated. It takes a lot of time looking for a job and calling back, it's a job itself” said Harold Walters, job seeker.

While these students have jumped one hurdle and plan to make it to graduation, the challenges aren't over.

The top five cities in the U.S. for college graduates landing jobs are Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, and Seattle.

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