We got some bad news for those of you in Journalism School.
A new study shows that unemployment rates by majors for recent college grads, and found that it’s falling for almost everyone.
But not recent journalism grads.
This group, defined as 22- to 26-year-olds with journalism degrees, now has an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent, and counting. Other majors actually have higher unemployment rates (architects are highest at 10.3 percent), but journalism’s continues to climb.
The unemployment rate is also still rising for journalism majors with a recent grad degree, defined as 24- to 34-year-olds. Their unemployment rate is now 5 percent.
“Hard times are becoming better times for most college graduates, though how much better varies widely among college majors,” the report says.
For experienced journalism grads, the unemployment rate was either falling or unchanged. Experienced workers are 35-54 years-old, experienced graduate degree holders are limited to 35-54 years of age.
Earnings for all journalism grads are also falling. For a recent journalism grad, median earnings now stand at $34,000, compared with $36,000 in 2010. And for experienced college grads they are down to $63,000 from $65,000.
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