Job Outlook for College Graduates Is Slowly Improving

The job outlook for college students is expected to improve by a modest 4 percent this academic year, according to a major annual survey employers released on Thursday. This is the second year in a row that the hiring of new graduates is predicted to increase, following drops of 35 percent to 40 percent in 2008. Bachelor's degree graduates should see the most hiring, with a 7-percent increase in available jobs. Many employers overestimated their hiring growth last year, anticipating a 10-percent increase in new bachelor's degree hires; but this year's data appear to be "a little deeper" and show "a more consistent pattern of growth," says the survey, which is administered by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University.

Job Outlook for College Graduates Is Slowly Improving