Grads in Italy have higher unemployment

OECD average unemployment for degree holders 5.3%, in Italy 16%

(ANSA) - Rome, January 19 - Getting a university degree in Italy is less likely to lead to a job when compared to many other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to the OECD's Education at a Glance 2014 report released on Monday.
    The average unemployment rate in the 34 OECD countries for those with a university degree is 5.3%, while in Italy that number jumps to 16%.
    Italy also figured in a group of five countries with the most low-qualified adults aged 25-34, defined as those without a high school diploma or otherwise below upper secondary education.
    Italy did the best in that group, however, where less than 30% of those aged 25-34 lacked a high-school diploma.
    In Portugal and Spain, the rate of those with below upper secondary education was more than 30%, and in Mexico and Turkey it was higher than 50%.


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