Study: Thousands of Graduates Still Work Minimum Wage Jobs

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While those with college degrees generally earn more, a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that more than a quarter million graduates were working minimum wage jobs in 2012.

According to the study, the entirety of which you can read here, eight percent of those working a minimum wage job last year held at least a bachelor’s degree. That’s about 284,000 people.

Experts attribute this statistic to the number of those holding a degree steadily rising over the last few years.

Meanwhile, President Obama has been pushing for an increase of the national minimum wage to $9.

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