Apr 29, 2019
Almost a third of graduates 'overeducated' for their job
London had the highest proportion of overeducated workers in the UK, with about 25% overqualified for their job. "The relatively high incidence of overeducation for the 35 to 49 years age group indicates that overeducation is a persistent phenomenon in the UK labour market," it said. The overeducation rate for all workers of about 16% for 2017 is largely unchanged since 2006. "A person can be overeducated if they possess more education than required for the job," the ONS says. Graduate earnings figures show that up to the age of 30, postgraduates typically earn £9,000, or about 40%, more than those without degrees.
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