It used to be a safe assumption that a university degree would guarantee economic security.
No longer, it seems. Degrees of Insecurity, a report published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), paints a bleak picture. Of those who responded to an online survey, around one in five had been unemployed for more than a year after graduation and one-quarter defined themselves as "under-employed" (in low-paid or temporary work that did not require a degree). Barely 15% of those defined themselves as either unemployed or under-employed were confident of landing graduate-level work in the future.
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