Staggering Number of College Graduates Working on Minimum Wage.
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

minimum wageThe days when college graduates earned big bucks are long gone, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.

About 284,000 Americans with college degrees were working minimum wage jobs last year, which is 70 percent higher than 10 years ago.

While the 284,000 is less than the 327,000 in 2010, the number points to a still alarming outlook on higher education and the practicality of obtaining a college degree only to be underemployed and accrue thousands of dollars in student debt.

Nearly one in five American households are burdened with college debt, and with a still weak job market, that number is expected to climb.

Read more at Huffington Post.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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