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College Graduates Need Jobs

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, in Wednesday's Politico, Karen Agness, the director of academic programs at the American Enterprise Institute, wrote a column regarding recent college graduates and their search to find a job. Agness writes, "Government data last year found that 53.6 percent of people under age twenty-five with a bachelor's degree--about 1.5 million people--were unemployed or underemployed. It is the highest percentage in more than a decade, reflecting just how far the economy is from recovery.''

Although last month's jobs report claims our unemployment rate has declined, people still do not have jobs. College graduates across the Nation are disappointed by the lack of job availability and frustrated with the Administration's failed policies. House Republicans have passed dozens of job creating bills and have a plan for America's Job Creators. I encourage the Senate to pass take up these pieces of legislation and help every college graduate find what they are looking for: a job.

In conclusion, God Bless our troops and we will never forget September 11th in the Global War on Terrorism.

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