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Americans See Much Tougher Job Market for Unprepared Graduates

With the nation still hunkering down because of the coronavirus, Americans see the current class of college graduates facing a much harder job market. But most still believe these graduates lack the skills to get a job anyway.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 82% of American Adults believe it will be difficult for recent college graduates to find a job in the current economy, with 43% who say it will be Very Difficult. This compares to 52% and 16% respectively just two years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted April 22-23, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted April 22-23, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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