Unemployment among Bachelor’s Degree Holders, by Highest Degree and Field of Bachelor’s, 2015Back to table of contents
While their unemployment rate has declined since the Great Recession, humanities graduates had a level of unemployment in 2015 that was modestly higher than the rate for the bachelor’s-holding population as a whole. The 4.3% unemployment rate among terminal bachelor’s degree holders in humanities compares to 3.6% among graduates from all fields combined.
The lowest levels of unemployment (below 3%) were found among bachelor’s degree holders in education and the health and medical sciences.1
- 1U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey Public-Use Microdata Sample. The unemployment rates presented in this graph are for graduates of all ages, who have rates that are substantially higher than for the two age groups discussed on page 11.