284,000 College Graduates Had Minimum-Wage Jobs Last Year


284,000 College Graduates Had Minimum-Wage Jobs Last Year

Posted: 03/31/2013 4:27 pm EDT | Updated: 04/01/2013 10:27 am EDT

A college degree doesn’t guarantee anyone a big paycheck anymore.

About 284,000 Americans with college degrees were working minimum wage jobs last year, according to the Wall Street Journal. That’s 70 percent more college grads working for the minimum wage than 10 years ago. Still, the number is down from its 2010 high of 327,000.



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One Response to 284,000 College Graduates Had Minimum-Wage Jobs Last Year

  1. Forest Queen says:

    I feel that nothing will change until we change. One dramatic change would be in the currency we use. In ‘Positive News dot org” is an article about West Marin’s “Golden Idea For Strengthening A Community.” (Winter 2013 issue). There are approx. 2300 households in the 10 villages of West Marin, with about 80 non-profits. A Richard Kirschman is the proud parent of the Coastal Marin Fund. In May 2011 he introduced $3 tokens made of brass. They are purchased in small containers of 25 coins for $75. The coins can be spent in many of the stores, markets and restaurants in West Marin. The container is given to the non-profit of your choice. The non-profit can then redeem the container with the Coastal Marin Fund for a face value of $40.The cost to mint the coins is $1. Of the $75, $25 is set aside to mint new tokens, $40 to non-profit, and $10 for Administrative Expenses if needed. Richard discovered that one token minted in West Marin a century ago is now worth $840.

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