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.

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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

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