In the United States, There Are Two Groups: the Uneducated Unemployed and the Educated Employed

by Taylor Kilgore, age 17

            As a recent high school graduate, I understand the importance of education. There is a clear correlation between the unemployment rate, salary earned, and the level of education a person receives. The future of our economy depends on educated people.
            Now more than ever, high competition for jobs translates into the need for an education. Increasingly, employers are using diplomas and degrees as a way to separate applicants.
            Unemployment rates are directly related to the education level of a nation’s workforce. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2011 people with less than a high school diploma had an unemployment rate of 14.3 percent, compared to a 4.3 percent unemployment rate for those with college degrees. This gap has created two separate groups, the uneducated unemployed and the educated employed.
            Education not only increases the chances of getting a job, but also improves earning power. On average, those who earn a bachelor’s degree or higher make about 500 dollars more a week than those who only hold a high school diploma. Doctoral degree-holders make around 600 dollars a week more than those with a bachelor’s degree. It is clear that education pays off.
            The benefits of higher education are nearly endless. Here at the Simpson Street Free Press we are encouraged to pursue further schooling. I have always wanted to go to college. I will start my journey at Edgewood College to earn my bachelor’s degree.
            Knowing the realities of the U.S. job market and economy, I plan to attend graduate school too, to get my master’s degree in business administration. I will not only broaden my education but will also have the opportunity to earn a larger salary when I enter the job market.

[Sources: Huffington Post; Bureau of Labor Statistics; adminsecret.mmster.com; collegeboard.com]

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