Unemployment soars among college majors like architecture

Unemployment soars among college majors like architecture

By Annalyn Censky

January 4, 2012

NEW YORK — If you want the best odds of getting a job after graduation, don’t major in architecture.

Among recent college grads, architecture majors by far have the highest unemployment rate at 13.9%. That’s according to a new report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.

The collapse of the construction and home-building industries in the recession is to blame. Even after gaining years of experience, architecture grads ages 30 and up, have a high unemployment rate at 9.2%.

Arts majors also have it tough, with an 11.1% unemployment rate for recent grads and a 7.1% rate for those with experience.

That said, the economy has shown that not all majors are created equal. As the education and health industries have continued to grow, majors in those fields have the lowest unemployment rate among recent grads, at 5.4%.


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One Comment on “Unemployment soars among college majors like architecture”

  1. bradwynalek Says:

    It is a tough market for any recent college grad.


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