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20,000 out of work after leaving uni.

MORE than 20,000 graduates were out of work after leaving university last year, while thousands more took jobs as labourers, cleaners and road sweepers, figures show.

The numbers of young people forced to take jobs that do not necessarily need a degree has almost doubled in the past five years, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data reveals.

Overall, almost one in ten (nine per cent) of university leavers - 20,620 in total - were assumed to be unemployed six months after completing their degree in 2010/11.

This is around the same proportion as the year before, but higher than around five years ago in 2006/07 when it stood at five per cent.

The figures also reveal that women fared better than men.

Around six per cent of women were understood to be out of work after graduating, compared to 9 per cent of men.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jun 29, 2012
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