Post-Recession Grads Earnings Cut 19% And Face Lifetime Slump

Post-Recession Grads Earnings Cut 19% And Face Lifetime Slump

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More than three years after graduating from college, Nickole Gambrill earns $44,000 a year as a paralegal, her pay penalized by taking a low-paying job when the U.S. unemployment rate was more than 9 percent. College graduates following the deepest U.S. recession since the 1930s are experiencing an earnings hangover that will last a lifetime.