More than three-quarters of university students graduating in March have found jobs starting in April, up for the third straight year due to a budding economic recovery, a government survey showed Tuesday.
The percentage as of Dec. 1 was 76.6 percent, up 1.6 percentage points from a year earlier, but less than the 80.5 percent recorded in 2008 before the global financial crisis depressed the job market, according to a joint labor and education ministries’ poll of students at 62 public and private universities and 20 junior colleges.
Of male students, 76.2 percent had job offers, up 1.7 points from a year earlier. Females with job offers stood at 77.2 percent, up 1.6 points.
As of late November, high school students seeking employment who had a job lined up grew 3.4 points to 79.2 percent, up for the fourth straight year.
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