college graduate joblessness

China’s Higher Education Bubble

With millions of college students graduating into China’s “hardest job-hunting season,” Fordham Law School’s Carl Minzner argues at Caixin that the Chinese government needs to re-evaluate its educational...

In Today’s Tight Job Market, Virgos Need Not Apply

While China’s recently graduated—including many of those who enjoyed their higher education abroad—are facing bleak prospects on the job market, the South China Morning Post’s Amy Li looks at an additional layer of...

Graduates Face “Hardest Job-Hunting Season” Ever

A sputtering economy has left China’s seven million college graduates with bleak job prospects, according to Andrew Jacobs and Sue-Lin Wong of The New York Times: Businesses say they are swamped with job applications but...

Crunchtime for China’s High School Seniors

As bilateral talks between U.S President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to take place at Sunnylands, California on Friday, millions of high school seniors in China will sit for a...

China’s Lopsided Labor Force

As China’s college enrollment rate continues to increase, short-term employment prospects for graduates look dim compared with those of their migrant worker counterparts, who dominate high-demand low-skill jobs with rising...

Are China’s Colleges Too Easy?

As thousands of young Chinese go jobless after receiving college diplomas, some have started to question whether Chinese universities are actually producing well-qualified graduates. From Eric Fish at the Economic Observer:...

In China, Betting It All on a Child in College

China’s success in massively increasing college attendance has outpaced corresponding shifts in its job market, producing a growing “ant tribe” of un- or underemployed graduates. In the latest part of the New...

Chinese Graduates Say No Thanks to Factory Jobs

China now produces eight million new college graduates each year, four times as many as ten years ago. The job market, however, has not adjusted accordingly. While the graduate glut sharpens competition for white collar jobs...

Grads Face Tough Job Market

As China’s breakneck rate of economic growth finally begins to slow, some analysts are holding...

China’s Army of Graduates Is Struggling

The New York Times reports on China’s so-called Ant Tribes, or recent graduates who are struggling to get by: Often the first from their families to finish even high school, ambitious graduates like Ms. Liu are part of an...

Wave of Suicide Sweeps China’s Graduate Class

The Telegraph reports on the tragic impact of the economic slowdown and high unemployment rates on China’s graduates: For Miss Liu, the daughter of poor farmers, a degree was to be her passport out of a life of poverty, a...



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