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Unemployment Rates in Social Science Disciplines by Graduate Type: 2010/2011

Discipline/Major Recent College Graduate Experienced College Graduate Graduate Degree Holder
Economics 10.4% 5.3% 4.2%
Political Science and Government 11.1% 5.8% 3.6%
Sociology 9.9% 6.1% 4.2%


Adapted from Carnevale, A.P. and B. Cheah. 2013. Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings. Washington, DC: Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Center on Education and the Workforce. (