College grads struggle finding substantial work

In the wake of the great recession, the ratio of underemployed graduates to unemployed is close to the highest it has ever been, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute. That means a growing number of highly-educated workers are in a job that does not give them the hours they need to financially sustain themselves.

Note: Underemployed is different from unemployed, in that it describes someone in an unwanted part-time job after they were seeking a full-time position, or those who settled on a job that wasn't what they were seeking for.

Data: Economic Policy Institute; Note: Data reflects 12-month moving averages for college graduates age 21–24 who do not have an advanced degree and are not enrolled in further schooling; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios