Recent college grads see rise in unemployment

A possible TikTok ban, a shortage of affordable housing, rising temperatures, artificial intelligence — there’s a lot keeping Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2012) up at night. And according to an annual report out Tuesday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we may need to add unemployment to that list. Recent findings show that college-educated Gen Zers are having a harder time finding a job than they were a year ago.

The jump in unemployment among recent college grads comes at an odd time in this economy, said Patricia Anderson with Dartmouth College.

“As we’ve been raising interest rates and all these things, I keep saying, ‘Wow, but the job market is still so strong,’” she said. “But this is the first sign of it not being as strong as I thought it was.”

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